12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New Braunfels
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Monroe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
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 11th (Mon): make a trip to Grassy Knoll and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas day trip site .

Charlotte to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Charlotte in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Braunfels.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks
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1
night
New Braunfels

New Braunfels ©
Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): have fun and explore at McKenna Children's Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Barn Pottery, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District, then explore the activities along Landa Park, and finally don't miss a visit to New Braunfels.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Braunfels tour website .

Fly from Dallas to New Braunfels in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in New Braunfels are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Braunfels

Parks Nature Museums
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McKenna Children's Museum ©
McKenna Children's Museum
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
New Braunfels ©
New Braunfels

3
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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of The Alamo, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Braunfels to San Antonio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in San Antonio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Lakewood Church, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Houston road trip website .

Take a bus from San Antonio to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monroe.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

2
nights
Monroe

Monroe ©
Monroe is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, examine the collection at Masur Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Pecanland Mall.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monroe road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Houston to Monroe. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Monroe when traveling from Houston in May, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Monroe

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens ©
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
Masur Museum of Art ©
Masur Museum of Art

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Rings.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Atlanta trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Monroe to Atlanta. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

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