15 days in Texas, Tennessee & Florida Itinerary

15 days in Texas, Tennessee & Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Texas, Tennessee & Florida Itinerary

London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 30​min
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + tram + bus:  2​h 45​min
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  11​h 45​min
London

1
day
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the striking features of The Driskill Bar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip generator.

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Austin to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Driskill Bar ©
The Driskill Bar

2
days
San Antonio

San Antonio
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 23rd (Wed), appreciate the history behind The Alamo, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then take in the history at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and finally hike along The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral, stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepción, and finally admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Antonio travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Antonio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 25th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 hour. In May, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is slightly colder than San Antonio - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

3
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks and buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando itinerary planner.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Orlando by combination of flight, taxi, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May; daily highs in Orlando reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
The Mall at Millenia
The Mall at Millenia
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
day
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Key West travel planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in May, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens ©

2
days
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then browse the exhibits of The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, then shop like a local with Lincoln Road, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Freedom Tower.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and bus from Key West to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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