26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas travel planner.

London, UK to Dallas is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Dallas. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Dallas at 42°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, make a trip to Beale Street, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., and finally make a trip to Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, see the interesting displays at Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum, look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candies, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner .

Getting from Dallas to Memphis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in July, you will find days in Memphis are a bit cooler (39°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum ©
National Civil Rights Museum
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio. ©
Sun Studio.

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 7th (Sat): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Royal Street, stop by Faulkner House Books, then stroll through New Orleans City Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans route planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You've now added LBJ Presidential Library to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, admire all the interesting features of University of Texas at Austin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Austin tour itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Austin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Austin, with highs around 42°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park

3
days
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: Pedernales Falls State Park (in Johnson City) and Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, and look for all kinds of wild species at Old Tunnel State Park.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in July, with highs in Fredericksburg at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Longhorn Cavern State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
National Museum of the Pacific War
National Museum of the Pacific War
Charles Beckendorf Gallery
Charles Beckendorf Gallery

3
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.
Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels in New Braunfels, about 42 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo
The Alamo

2
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.
On the 18th (Wed), stop by La Palmera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Texas State Aquarium, then take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi trip planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Texas State Aquarium
Texas State Aquarium
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge ©
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge

2
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.
On your second day here, examine the collection at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Houston tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Corpus Christi to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum of Houston
Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Museum of Natural Science

2
days
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through The Strand, steep yourself in history at Ashton Villa, then stop by Murdochs, then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and finally admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bishop’s Palace, take a leisurely stroll along Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Bishop’s Palace
Bishop’s Palace
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk
Moody Gardens
Moody Gardens

2
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 25th (Wed), try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Galveston to Las Vegas by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Galveston to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Galveston in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (46°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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