18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canton
1
Canton
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Benton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
West Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Terre Haute
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Southfield
— 5 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
6
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

4
nights
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Van Zandt County in East Texas, United States. Attractions like Northeast Texas Children's Museum and Mineola Nature Preserve make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hopkins County Veterans Memorial and Davey Dogwood Park. Get out of town with these interesting Canton side-trips: Red River Valley Veterans Memorial (in Paris), Tyler (Center for Earth & Space Science Education & Azalea Residential Historic District) and Blueberry Hill Farms (in Edom). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Bookworm Box, see the interesting displays at Museum of Measurement and Time, and steep yourself in history at The House of the Seasons.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Canton trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Canton. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Benton.

Things to do in Canton

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Tyler, Jefferson, Sulphur Springs, Blueberry Hill Farms, Northeast Texas Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Davey Dogwood Park ©
Davey Dogwood Park
Northeast Texas Children's Museum ©
Northeast Texas Children's Museum

1
night
Benton

Benton ©
Benton is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Ron Coleman Mining and then admire all the interesting features of Ron Coleman's Crystal Mine.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Benton online vacation planner .

Getting from Canton to Benton by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Benton can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Benton

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Woodlands Auditorium, Ron Coleman Mining, Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
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Ron Coleman Mining ©
Ron Coleman Mining
Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park ©

1
night
West Memphis

West Memphis
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our West Memphis trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canton to West Memphis. August in West Memphis sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Terre Haute.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks Nature Fun & Games

2
nights
Terre Haute

Terre Haute ©
Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. On the 13th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Deming Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Indiana Theatre, and then get lost in a book at Vigo County Public Library.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Terre Haute tour app .

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Terre Haute takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from West Memphis to Terre Haute, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from West Memphis in August since evenings lows in Terre Haute dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Southfield.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nightlife
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Indiana Theatre ©
Indiana Theatre
Vigo County Public Library ©
Vigo County Public Library

5
nights
Southfield

Southfield ©
Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the US state of Michigan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Bass Island and Imagination Station. Family-friendly places like Lagoon Deer Park and Matthaei Botanical Gardens will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southfield: Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad (in Flint), National Museum of the Great Lakes (in Toledo) and Put in Bay (Butterfly House & Put-in-Bay Winery). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maumee Bay State Park, put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Detroit, and see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum.

Before you visit Southfield, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Terre Haute to Southfield. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Southfield

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Toledo, Sandusky, Ann Arbor, Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
Highlights from your plan
Imagination Station ©
Imagination Station
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, then appreciate the history behind Mustangs of Las Colinas, and then make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at SEA LIFE Grapevine, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Dallas, and then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown McKinney.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Southfield to Dallas. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Southfield in August; daily highs in Dallas reach 96°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Historic Downtown McKinney, SEA LIFE Grapevine, iFLY Dallas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Mustangs of Las Colinas
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor ©
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Mustangs of Las Colinas ©
Mustangs of Las Colinas
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

2
nights
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then explore the activities along San Marcos River. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Round Rock Express and then have fun and explore at Thinkery.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin planning site .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Austin are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Round Rock Express, San Marcos River
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Thinkery ©
Thinkery
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery