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:  19​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Austin
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Fort Worth
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
End: Durham

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Houston holiday planner.

Durham, UK to Houston is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Durham to Houston. Traveling from Durham in April, expect Houston to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature
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Water Wall ©
Water Wall
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

5
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.
French Quarter and Garden District will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll through New Orleans City Park, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, and look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online itinerary creator.

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

6
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and State Capitol. Visiting The San Antonio River Walk and Natural Bridge Caverns will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: San Antonio (San Fernando Cathedral & San Antonio Missions National Historical Park). The adventure continues: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barton Creek Greenbelt, and identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Austin itinerary builder.

You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Austin: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

San Antonio
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by La Palmera and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Austin to Corpus Christi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore

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.
To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Corpus Christi to Oklahoma City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in April, things will get little chillier in Oklahoma City: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
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1
night
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Thistle Hill, then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then steep yourself in history at Top O' Hill Terrace.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort Worth sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fort Worth when traveling from Oklahoma City in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Thistle Hill House Museum ©
Thistle Hill House Museum

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