15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Budapest
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jackson
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Houston
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Budapest

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planning site .

Budapest, Hungary to Chicago is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Chicago is minus 7 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
day
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 10th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Springfield

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol

1
day
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio., and finally don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis planner .

Traveling by flight from Springfield to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Springfield in October: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

few
hours
Jackson

Jackson
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jackson trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Memphis to Jackson in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Jackson are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

2
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the next day, wander the streets of Royal Street, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then take a stroll through Garden District, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip app .

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Jackson in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

few
hours
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall and then engage your brain at Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Houston, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

0
days
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip planner .

You can fly from Houston to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Antonio.
Highlights from your plan
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge ©
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge

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 16th (Tue), take a stroll around Tower of the Americas and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On the next day, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner .

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Austin, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, admire all the interesting features of University of Texas at Austin, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally steep yourself in history at The Driskill Bar.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip maker app .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin ©
iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin

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