Day 1 Austin - San Antonio (79 miles)
Today, we will arrive in Austin, TX. We will take the chance to visit inside the State Capitol and see the Senate and House chambers, the Governor's public reception room, the state library and more. Next, we will visit the University of Texas. After that, we will pass by the Hope Outdoor Gallery before we head to San Antonio, where we can take a night tour when we arrive.
Day 2 San Antonio - Houston (197 miles)
After breakfast, we will first visit the Alamo Mission and learn the history between Mexican troops and Texan defenders. Later on, we will visit the Buckhorn Museum, Historic Market Square and the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas before driving to Houston.
Day 3 Houston - New Orleans (317 miles)
Today, we will drive from Houston to New Orleans. Once we are outside of the Big Easy, we will visit the Oak Alley Plantation. We will also go on an adventurous swamp tour to explore the unique ecosystem of the bayou and spot animals like alligators, snakes, turtles, herons and more. Next, we will head to our hotel in the French Quarter before taking the rest of the day to explore the city. Bourbon Street offers countless live jazz clubs, and there is no shortage of great restaurants around Jackson Square.
Day 4 New Orleans - Houston (317 miles)
In the morning, we will visit the National World War II Memorial. Around noon, we will take a Mississippi Steamboat Jazz Cruise that leaves from the heart of the French Quarter.Later, we will return to Houston.
Day 5 Houston In-Depth Tour
We will start our day by making our first stop to Battleship Texas, which is only remaining dreadnought battleship in WWI. Not too far from the Battleship Texas, we will visit our second sightseeing attraction - San Jacinto Monument. After that, we will head to NASA Space Center. You will not only visit the museum but also have a chance to take the little train into Johnson Space Center, where all the Space Station mission operations located and learn more about the new mission and space plan. Before the end of the day, we will visit the last sightseeing location and take the Dolphin Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico.
Day 6 Houston - Fort Worth (237 miles)
Today we will visit Fort Worth. First, we will go to Fort Worth Water Gardens, and spend some time where President Kennedy gave his last speech. At night we can take an optional Rodeo Night Tour. Stay overnight in Fort Worth.
Day 7 Fort Worth - Dallas - Fort Worth (62 miles)
Today we will outside visit Dealey Plaza, Sixth Floor Museum. Then we will move to Dallas Holocaust Museum, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. We will also go to visit Pioneer Plaza and see the outside of Dallas City Hall. Last, we will go to the Dallas Museum of Art and George W Bush Library.
Day 8 Dallas - Austin (182 miles)
After breakfast, we will leave our hotel in Dallas and drive to Austin, where the tour will come to an end.