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

Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 (Arrival and overnight in Austin)

The Live Music Capital of the World

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 to 6 (Austin to Houston - 165 Mi)

Austin to 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. 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.

Distance approx: 165 Mi
Time to travel approx: 2 hour 45 minutes

Day 7 & 9 (Houston to New Orleans - 348 Mi)

Houston to New Orleans

As you depart from the plains of Texas the dry air becomes humid and the cattle fields become forests punctuated by bays and bayous. 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.

Distance approx: 348 Mi
Time to travel approx: 5 hour 15 minutes

Pricing

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

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