12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Mena
Drive to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 1 night
Fly
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly
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Miami
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Mena

Mena is a city in Polk County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mena Kansas City Southern Depot.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mena online route planner.

Fort Smith to Mena is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Mena

Museums
Highlights from your trip

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

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 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Cabildo, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally examine the collection at The National WWII Museum. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, and then see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Orleans road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mena to New Orleans. Traveling from Mena in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mobile

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Phoenix Fire Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile travel planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Mobile takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: highs in Mobile hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step off the beaten path and head to Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and The Florida Mall. Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kissimmee) and Ponce Inlet (Marine Science Center & Lighthouse Point Park). There's more to do: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando and discover the magic at World of Disney.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando route planner.

You can fly from Mobile to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mobile to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mobile in April: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach, and then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, then shop like a local with Britto Central, then take a stroll through Collins Avenue, and finally wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miami visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miami, with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Turtle Hospital and Bahia Honda State Park. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography (in Marathon) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, and browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.