17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Waco
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 6 nights

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Venture out of the city with trips to Great Escape of Central Texas (in Killeen), Dinosaur Valley State Park (in Glen Rose) and Salado (Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller & Chupacabra Craft Beer & Salado Lone Star Winery). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and stop by Magnolia Market Silos.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Waco driving holiday site.

Dayton to Waco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Dayton in February: highs in Waco hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Salado, Great Escape of Central Texas, Dinosaur Valley State Park
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Great Escape of Central Texas ©
Great Escape of Central Texas
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

5
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Ilovekickboxing (in Cypress), College Station (Reveille Gravesite & George Bush Presidential Library and Museum) and St. Anthony Catholic Church (in Bryan). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at That Escape Place, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, identify plant and animal life at Houston Audubon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at White Oak Bayou Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Waco to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Waco in February, Houston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

College Station, Ilovekickboxing, Tomball Depot, St. Anthony Catholic Church, That Escape Place
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That Escape Place ©
That Escape Place
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): stop by Faulkner House Books, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally take a stroll through Garden District.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in February, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (56°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Explore Gulf Shores' surroundings by going to Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Fairhope Avenue, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Hummingbird Zipline Course, get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gulf Shores trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Gulf Shores takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in February, expect nights in Gulf Shores to be slightly colder, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley, Fairhope, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Bamahenge
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope Museum ©
Fairhope Museum

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