13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Madison
Drive:  6​h
1
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tulsa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Overland Park
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Madison

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore and take pictures at Missouri Botanical Garden, then walk around Forest Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online sightseeing planner .

Madison to Saint Louis is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madison in January, with highs in Saint Louis at 41°F and lows at 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, and finally stop by Bathhouse Soapery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Hot Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in January, with highs in Hot Springs at 52°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then walk around Eisenhower Park. On the next day, take in the history at Mission Espada, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to San Antonio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hot Springs in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 64°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 9th (Thu), hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Austin online attractions planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Austin, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

1
night
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 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Oklahoma City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Austin in January, expect Oklahoma City to be little chillier, temps between 51°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Tulsa.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Gilcrease Museum, explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art, and then take a stroll through Blue Dome District.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulsa day trip planning app .

Drive from Oklahoma City to Tulsa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Overland Park.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Blue Dome District ©
Blue Dome District
BOK Center ©
BOK Center

1
night
Overland Park

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, stroll around Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get your game on at Bury the Hatchet.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Overland Park journey maker app .

You can drive from Tulsa to Overland Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Overland Park

Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial

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