12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly + taxi:  19​h
1
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Biloxi
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Antonio
— 1 night
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then shop like a local with Pottery Central World Headquarters.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip planner.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Orange Beach is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Pottery Central World Headquarters
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Pottery Central World Headquarters ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can drive from Orange Beach to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orange Beach in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
day
Biloxi

Biloxi
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church, try to win big at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, and then try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Biloxi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Biloxi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Biloxi, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Biloxi

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

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.
On the 31st (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Water Wall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park and then see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

You can fly from Biloxi to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally contemplate the long history of The Driskill.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip planner .

Getting from Houston to Austin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November in Austin, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Main Plaza.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio journey site .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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