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.
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.
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
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
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