12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Greencastle
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
4
Waco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Houston
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
End: Greencastle

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
You've now added Duke University to your itinerary. On the 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then explore and take pictures at Duke University, and finally explore and take pictures at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Life + Science.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durham journey builder website .

Greencastle to Durham is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Greencastle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durham, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 66°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Durham

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 27th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Philip, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park and then steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip maker .

You can fly from Durham to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In June in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montgomery Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip planner.

You can drive from Atlanta to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Atlanta to Montgomery, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Montgomery sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, then examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge. On the next day, stop by Magnolia Market at the Silos, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Parker State Park.

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Getting from Montgomery to Waco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July in Waco, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mexia
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Fort Parker State Park ©
Fort Parker State Park

few
hours
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.
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston day trip planner .

Getting from Waco to Houston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. July in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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