18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Charleston
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h
End: Durham

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), get your game on at Escape Hunt, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then stroll around Smither Park. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Houston journey planner .

Durham, UK to Houston is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in December, with highs in Houston at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Smither Park ©
Smither Park

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New Orleans trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in December, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

5
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Charleston in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in December: highs in Charleston hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

H. L. Hunley, The Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

5
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Charleston in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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