15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montrose
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Helen
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Montrose

1
night
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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Antonio online travel route planner .

Montrose to San Antonio is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Montrose in February, things will get warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 70°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and finally admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip planner .

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Alabama Point East, and then look for gifts at Chocolate Corner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gulf Shores online trip planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in February: highs in Gulf Shores hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Orange Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beach at Daytona Beach and Lake Meadow Naturals. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 58 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Gulf Shores to Orlando by combination of car, flight, taxi, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gulf Shores to Orlando. Traveling from Gulf Shores in February, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Beach at Daytona Beach, Lake Meadow Naturals
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Dry Tortugas National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and 7 Artists & Friends. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key West day trip app .

You can drive from Orlando to Key West in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helen.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Helen

Helen ©
A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
On the 20th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Chattahoochee National Forest, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Skylake Galleries, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Sliding Rock Cascade on Wildcat Creek, then trek along Bartram Trail, and then trek along Hemlock Falls Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helen day trip app .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Key West to Helen in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in February; daily highs in Helen reach 56°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Clayton, Skylake Galleries, Hemlock Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

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