I'm planning a week long trip to experience Mardi Gras and visit neighboring cities in month of Feb. It is our wedding anniversary so I am trying to make it special.
We are planning to fly from NY to New Orleans on Sunday Feb 10 (flight rates go up if I start on Sat). Leave on Tuesday afternoon to Huston (drive). Stay there for 2 days. Then leave for Austin on Friday afternoon and fly back to NY on Sunday.
We are renting a car. Do you think it would be impossible to drive in New Orleans when Mardi Gras is going on?? How will be traffic?? Of course do not want to spend time in the car in traffic.
We have on list - carnival/Parades as a focal point. We want to experience Fat Tue as well. After that in the afternoon we want to take off to Huston. But little worries about traffic. Please let me know your experiences/thoughts/tips....
How is drive from New Orleans to Huston. It seems about 5 and half hours. Am I splitting days between cities correctly? Is one week good enough to see most of the attractions in New Orleans, Galveston, Huston and Austin? Anything else should we cover or must see??