32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Austin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Dallas
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
Sydney

5
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Biloxi Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lake End Park and The Oaks Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church (in Bay Saint Louis), Whitney Plantation (in Edgard) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, shop like a local with Royal Street, and view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to New Orleans is minus 16 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, The Oaks Golf Club, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Lake End Park, Biloxi Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

5
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get in touch with nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Inks Lake State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at William Chris Vineyards and Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye), Johnson City (Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site & Texcetera) and San Marcos (Dick's Classic Garage & San Marcos River). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Jacob's Well Natural Area, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in Austin to be slightly colder, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

San Marcos, Johnson City, Hye, Inks Lake State Park, Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
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Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
William Chris Vineyards ©
William Chris Vineyards

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Becker Vineyards and Pedernales Cellars. Museum-lovers will get to explore Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Briscoe Western Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pioneer Museum Complex, & more), Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool) and The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Landa Park, stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, and don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Stonewall, Presidio La Bahia, Luckenbach Texas General Store
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St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Becker Vineyards ©
Becker Vineyards

4
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington-on-the-Brazos and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Let the collections at Texas Prison Museum and National Museum of Funeral History capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Froberg's Farm (in Alvin), Surfside Beach (in Surfside Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Huntsville). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Gator Country.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Houston are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Houston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntsville, Gator Country, Froberg's Farm, Surfside Beach, Washington-on-the-Brazos
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Gator Country ©
Gator Country
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum

4
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gold Strike Casino and Mississippi River State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pinson Mounds State Park and Beale Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School (in Brownsville), The Delta Blues Museum (in Clarksdale) and Rowan Oak (in Oxford). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Mud Island River Park, steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, and stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Memphis, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Mississippi River State Park, The Delta Blues Museum, Rowan Oak, Gold Strike Casino, Pinson Mounds State Park
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Mississippi River State Park ©
Mississippi River State Park
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Pinson Mounds State Park ©
Pinson Mounds State Park

5
days
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tales n Trails Museum and Sherman Jazz Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horton's Classic Car Museum and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Dinosaur World (in Glen Rose), Old Fort Parker (in Groesbeck) and Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site (in Mexia). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bishop Arts District, browse the exhibits of Nasher Sculpture Center, and see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dallas holiday app .

You can fly from Memphis to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Dallas sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Nocona, Glen Rose, Old Fort Parker, Sherman Jazz Museum, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
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Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Tales n Trails Museum ©
Tales n Trails Museum
Horton's Classic Car Museum ©
Horton's Classic Car Museum

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