12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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New Orleans
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Panama City Beach
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Tampa
— 1 night
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Tallahassee
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Galveston
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New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, take an in-depth tour of The Presbytere, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

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San Antonio to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums

Panama City Beach

— 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, then learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip builder app.

You can drive from New Orleans to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Panama City Beach due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Panama City Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Orlando

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Fri), cool off at Discovery Cove and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): engage your brain at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Panama City Beach to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in December, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Miami

— 1 night

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 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Pinecrest Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Deering Estate, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Miami tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): shop like a local with Old Road Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

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Traveling by car from Miami to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Key Largo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Tampa

— 1 night

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC, then enjoy the sand and surf at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkolrata Temple.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampa trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Key Largo to Tampa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key Largo in December since evenings lows in Tampa dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Tampa

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tallahassee

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at JR Alford Greenway, immerse yourself in nature at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, then steep yourself in history at Grove Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, and finally stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Florida Governor's Mansion, walk around Lichgate on High Road, see the interesting displays at John G. Riley House & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Knott House Museum, and finally trek along Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tallahassee trip app.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Tallahassee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in December, expect Tallahassee to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

On the 1st (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Old River Road Plantation Adventure.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Tallahassee to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to New Orleans. Traveling from Tallahassee in December, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Galveston

— 1 day

The Oleander City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galveston trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. January in Galveston sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Wildlife Areas
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.