11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  13​h
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Dallas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 45​min
End: Orlando

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), stop by Faulkner House Books, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street and then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online tour itinerary planner .

Orlando to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
nights
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.
Dallas is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get great views at Reunion Tower, steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and meet the residents at Dallas World Aquarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip maker .

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dallas when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Dallas Zoo ©
Dallas Zoo

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rio San Antonio Cruises as well as The Alamo. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, trek along The San Antonio River Walk, then step on board at Rio San Antonio Cruises, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner .

Getting from Dallas to San Antonio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Rio San Antonio Cruises ©
Rio San Antonio Cruises

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): walk around Smither Park, then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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