12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Thomaston
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Gulfport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Lake Charles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Houston
— 6 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Thomaston

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. On your second day here, try to win big at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, stroll through Montgomery Zoo, and then enjoy some diversion at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Montgomery sightseeing tool .

Thomaston to Montgomery is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Gulfport.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka
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1
night
Gulfport

Gulfport ©
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. On the 3rd (Mon), try to win big at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino, and then have some family-friendly fun at IP Casino Resort.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gulfport trip planning app .

You can drive from Montgomery to Gulfport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Gulfport can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Gulfport

Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Biloxi
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Beau Rivage Casino ©
Beau Rivage Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi ©
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
IP Casino Resort ©
IP Casino Resort

1
night
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): try your luck at L'Auberge du Lac Casino, then try your luck at Golden Nugget Casino, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Charpentier Historic District.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Charles holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gulfport to Lake Charles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Lake Charles sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Golden Nugget Casino ©
Golden Nugget Casino
L'Auberge du Lac Casino ©
L'Auberge du Lac Casino

6
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.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Yellow Brick Road Winery & Restaurant (in Sealy), Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc. (in Santa Fe) and Messina Hof Winery (in Bryan). There's still lots to do: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, enjoy the sand and surf at Sylvan Beach Park, meet the residents at Downtown Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Smither Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Houston vacation planner .

You can drive from Lake Charles to Houston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. December in Houston sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., Yellow Brick Road Winery & Restaurant, Messina Hof Winery, Sylvan Beach Park
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Messina Hof Winery ©
Messina Hof Winery
Sylvan Beach Park ©
Sylvan Beach Park

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