24 days in Texas, Florida & Tennessee Itinerary

24 days in Texas, Florida & Tennessee Itinerary

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24 days in Texas, Florida & Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Fly + tram:  5​h 45​min
Miami
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 30​min
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market or Uncommon Objects. Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Hye (Calais Winery & Garrison Brothers Distillery). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Mount Bonnell, look for gifts at Waterloo Records, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Austin is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Austin, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for little chillier days in Austin, with highs around 20°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Hye
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mission San Jose and Southtown. Head to The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americasfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church & National Museum of the Pacific War). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, take in the history at Mission Espada, contemplate the long history of King William Historic District, and trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online attractions planner .

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get some historical perspective at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. Do your shopping at Aventura Mall and Collins Avenue. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at South Beach, don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, wander the streets of Coconut Grove, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ocean Drive.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from San Antonio to Miami in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Uva Wine Shop & Bar and Tucker's Provisions. Family-friendly places like Fort Zachary Taylor and South Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and look for gifts at De La Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Key West visit planning app .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Key West

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Quiet Walkways and Elkmont Ghost Town will thrill your kids. Walker Sisters' Cabin and Gatlinburg First United Methodist Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, and identify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail.

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Getting from Key West to Gatlinburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Key West in January, things will get much colder in Gatlinburg: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

5
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Happily Ever After Fireworks and Magic Kingdom Park. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 1 hour away. Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and stop by Disney Springs.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Orlando day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Gatlinburg to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in January: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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