Galveston Island Pleasure Pier

16 day sample itinerary

Texas and Beyond Suggested Motorhome Itinerary

Explore wide open spaces

Experience a beguiling mix of history, culture, Cajun hospitality and beautiful landscapes on this 16 day motorhome journey. Begin your trip in one of Texas' most cosmopolitan cities; Houston, before travelling along the Gulf Coast to the beautiful shores of Galveston and Corpus Christi. Next up is San Antonio with its rich Tex-Mex heritage and cuisine before heading to former frontier town Abilene where you can learn about life in the ‘Old West’. Get a taste of the cowboy lifestyle in Fort Worth with a visit to the Historic Stockyards. Next up is Texarkana located in the border region between Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Drive down along the Natchez Trace Parkway and be sure to take a tour of some of the beautiful antebellum homes before reaching the ‘Big Easy’. Vibrant New Orleans is brimming with unique attractions from voodoo tours of the over ground cemeteries to the lively bars along Bourbon Street in the historic French Quarter. Make your way through Louisiana’s Creole and Cajun country as you pass through capital Baton Rouge and the beautiful Creole Nature Trail in Lake Charles before returning to the Lone Star State and your starting point Houston to return your trusty motorhome.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Cosmopolitan Houston
  • Cowboy country
  • Historic Natchez
  • Vibrant New Orleans
  • Beautiful Lake Charles

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
16 days
Guide Price
£2,159 per person
Price based on
Based on 13 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with United Airlines, staying for 1 night room only in a Double Room (Houston) and 14 nights in a Large Motorhome.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Included
  • International flights
  • Motorhome rental
Not included
  • RV campground hookup
  • Mileage packages unless specified
  • Personal kits, vehicle kits, generator usage and one way fees unless specified
  • Ferry fees (if applicable)
  • Park entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Meals or excursions

Itinerary Breakdown

Enjoy a couple of days taking in Houston's sights from the NASA Space Center and Downtown Aquarium to the fantastic shopping and lively honky-tonks.

Points of Interest

Pick up your Cruise America motorhome as you start your adventure around Texas and beyond. First stop Galveston Beach is just a short drive away. Visit Moody Gardens and take a walk through the pleasure gardens or simply relax on the beach.

Points of Interest

  • Galveston Pleasure Pier
  • Moody Gardens
  • Historic Strand District

You will want to stop a lot as you travel along the coast from Galveston to Port Aransas. We suggest you spend a couple of nights relaxing and take the opportunity to visit Corpus Christie and the beaches.

Points of Interest

  • Padre Island National Seashore

Head north as you travel away from the beach to historic San Antonio.Take a stroll along the RiverWalk or visit one of the old missions and be sure to stop by the famous site of the Battle of the Alamo.

Points of Interest

Continue north to Abilene and learn the 'Old West' at Frontier Texas! On every second Thursday evening of the month, Artwalk is held in downtown Abilene. During Artwalk all the local museums are free, local musicians and performers busk, and several craft sellers and artists set up booths.

Points of Interest

  • Frontier Texas!
  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • The Grace Museum

Head east to Fort Worth today, be sure to stop by the Stockyards National Historic District to see the cattle drive and step back into the 'old West' or explore the city's thriving microbreweries on the Fort Worth Ale Trail.

Make time today to make a diversion off the Interstate to stop by South Fork, home of the Ewings from the TV show Dallas before heading to the Texas - Arkansas border and the appropriately named city of Texarkana.

Points of Interest

  • State Line Post Office and Federal Building
  • Four States Auto Museum

Your journey today will take you through four states, from Texas to Arkansas; Arkansas to Louisiana and from Louisiana to Natchez,Mississippi's oldest town. Tour some of the majestic mansion homes or take the short drive out to The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians to learn more about the city's original inhabitants.

Cross back over to Louisiana as you head to New Orleans for a couple of nights. Explore the French Quarter, enjoy a Jazz Dinner Cruise upon a paddle steamer or take a stroll through the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and visit the burial place of the legendary voodoo queen, Marie Laveau.

Points of Interest

Today you will make your way to Louisiana's State Capital, Baton Rouge. Be sure to stop off along The Great River Road on your way to visit one of the many stunning plantation homes.

Points of Interest

Spend one final night in Louisiana before heading back to the Lone Star State with a stop in Lake Charles. Visit the Charpentier Historic District for a glimpse into the past or enjoy the great outdoors as you explore the Creole Nature Trail.

Points of Interest

  • Creole Nature Trail All-American Road
  • Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

After breakfast today head across the border into Texas as you travel to Houston to return your Cruise America motorhome.

Points of Interest

  • Houston

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Space Center Houston
    • Sam Houston Park
    • Houston Museum of Natural Science
    • Hermann Park
    • The Galleria shopping
  • Texas

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Moody Gardens in Galveston
    • Galveston Pleasure Pier
    • Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi
    • Frontier Texas! in Abilene
    • State Line Post Office and Federal Building in Texarkana
  • San Antonio

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The Alamo
    • San Antonio Riverwalk
    • The Pearl Brewery
    • Mission Reach
    • Tex-Mex cuisine
  • Fort Worth

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Stockyards National Historic District
    • Fort Worth Ale Trail
    • Sundance Square
    • Cowtown Opry
    • Fort Worth Cultural District
  • Natchez

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Natchez Trace Parkway
    • Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
    • Natchez National Historical Park
    • Old South Winery
    • Antebellum mansions
  • New Orleans

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Historic French Quarter
    • Creole cuisine
    • St. Louis Cemetery No.1
    • Open air French Market
    • Lively Bourbon Street
  • Baton Rouge

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Old Louisiana State Capitol
    • LSU Rural Life Museum
    • Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
    • Lively downtown Baton Rouge
    • Capitol Park Museum
  • Lake Charles

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Creole Nature Trail All-American Road
    • Historic Charpentier District
    • Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu
    • Cajun cuisine
    • Lake Charles casinos