Texas to New Orleans Fly Drive

A fascinating fly drive, taking you from cowboy country to Cajun cuisine.

Explore the diverse cultures and countryside in this part of the American south on a journey that you can tailor to be as long or short as you like. Hop between the cities of Austin, Houston and New Orleans or take the scenic routes to explore Texas' plains and Louisiana's coast.

Tour highlights

    • Explore Bourbon St, New Orleans
    • Live music in Austin
    • Great museums and great shopping in Houston
    • Go off the beaten track to the Gulf Coast shores


Days 1-3


America’s live music capital is a friendly and photogenic city. Enjoy the miles of walking trail around Lady Bird Lake, watch the resident bats fly out at dusk from Congress Bridge, visit one of the many museums in the city centre or discover your new favourite band in a bar on 6th St. For an easy escape retreat to the nearby Hill Country where you can enjoy scenic views over the city.

Day 4

Austin to Houston

Pick up your car and head across country toward Houston. Make a stop in historic Brenham, where the buildings of Main St remain from a bygone era and where the nearby historic park marks the site of the capital of the old Republic of Texas.

Day 5


Spend a day at the Houston Museum District where 20 museums and cultural centres are set around the impressive Hermann Park. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, take a trip around the Houston Zoo or explore the interesting Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

Day 6

Houston to New Orleans

It is a 5 hour drive through Louisiana to The Big Easy. As you depart from the plains of Texas the dry air becomes humid and the cattle fields become forests punctuated by bays and bayous.

Days 7-9

New Orleans

A true melting pot of influences, New Orleans retains a unique spirit and atmosphere. Stories of voodoo magic sit alongside colonial architecture in the French Quarter, as jazz spills from the bars and the smell of freshly cooked jambalaya fills the air.

Your vehicle

Full Size 4 Door

Dodge Charger, Ford Fusion or similar

Capacity:Up to 4 adults & 1 child
Luggage:Up to 3 suitcases & 1 medium sized bag

Your car hire includes:
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Zero excess
  • Loss damage waiver
  • Theft waiver
  • Third party liability
  • Supplementary liability insurance (up to $1million).
  • Rentals starting in California include free additional drivers.

Min Rental age: 21. Drivers under 25 will be charged a supplement locally.

Additional Info

Best at Travel works with a number of car hire companies to bring you a huge selection of routes, depots and car types.  Precise conditions and inclusions vary between companies so ask your Best at Travel consultant for details of what is the best hire for you.


This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

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