12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  4​h
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Houston

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza as well as Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, make a trip to Sundance Square, and then stop by Pop-N-Cream. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then wander the streets of Bishop Arts District.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary tool .

Houston to Dallas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Dallas sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Fort Worth
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then see the interesting displays at 99s Museum of Women Pilots, and finally wander the streets of Bricktown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology and then browse the exhibits of National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip builder app .

Drive from Dallas to Oklahoma City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oklahoma City, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
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Museum of Osteology ©
Museum of Osteology
Bricktown ©
Bricktown

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and then look for gifts at Ted Drew's Frozen Custard. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Missouri Botanical Garden, then sample the fine beverages at Pinckney Bend Distillery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. June in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, Pinckney Bend Distillery
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel as well as Graceland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to Graceland, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, look for gifts at Lansky, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka, then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

3
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 3rd (Wed), stop by Bathhouse Soapery, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park and then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to Hot Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Crater of Diamonds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Spas

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