20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Pensacola
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Beaumont
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Houston
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San Antonio
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Fort Stockton
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Big Bend National Park
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Terlingua
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Monahans
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Midland
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Abilene
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Waco
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Hot Springs
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Monroe
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Jackson
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Miramar Beach
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Pensacola

— 1 night

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pensacola trip itinerary planner.

Sarasota to Pensacola is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sarasota to Pensacola. When traveling from Sarasota in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Pensacola, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Beaumont

— 1 night
Beaumont Botanical Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Beaumont Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beaumont trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pensacola to Beaumont. April in Beaumont sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Houston

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Houston online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Beaumont to Houston in 1.5 hours. April in Houston sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your trip

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Alamo, Historic Market Square, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get from here to there with Rio San Antonio Cruises, and then browse the different shops at Historic Market Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Fort Stockton.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Fort Stockton

— 1 night
Fort Stockton is a city in Pecos County, Texas, United States. To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Stockton sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Fort Stockton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Antonio in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Fort Stockton, with lows around 53°F. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Stockton

Nightlife · Museums

Big Bend National Park

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Panther Junction Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get all the information you need at Panther Junction Visitor Center, then examine the collection at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Stockton to Big Bend National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Stockton in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Big Bend National Park, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Terlingua.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Museums · Nature · Parks

Terlingua

— 3 nights
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. Starlight Theatre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): hob nob with the locals at Starlight Theatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive and then explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Terlingua online route builder.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Terlingua takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Terlingua can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Terlingua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

— 2 nights
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Your day by day itinerary now includes McKittrick Canyon as well as El Capitan. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then take in breathtaking views at McKittrick Canyon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Terlingua to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Terlingua to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Terlingua in May; daily highs in Guadalupe Mountains National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Monahans.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Monahans

Monahans is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Monahans Sandhills State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monahans itinerary planning site.

Drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Monahans in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Monahans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in May: highs in Monahans hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Midland.

Things to do in Monahans

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Midland

Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Midland attractions planning app.

Getting from Monahans to Midland by car takes about an hour. In May in Midland, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Abilene.

Things to do in Midland

Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Abilene

— 1 night
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Abilene trip planner.

You can drive from Midland to Abilene in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Abilene are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You will leave for Waco on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Waco

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dr Pepper Museum as well as Magnolia Market Silos. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum and then snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos and then look for gifts at Spice Village.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco trip planner.

You can drive from Abilene to Waco in 3.5 hours. May in Waco sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Waco

Shopping · Museums

Hot Springs

— 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Hot Springs National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Bathhouse Row.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Waco to Hot Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Waco, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hot Springs, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Monroe.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Monroe

Monroe is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monroe itinerary website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Monroe in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Monroe can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Monroe

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson route planning website.

Traveling by car from Monroe to Jackson takes 2 hours. In May in Jackson, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Miramar Beach

— 2 nights
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Miramar Beach tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Jackson to Miramar Beach in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Jackson in May, Miramar Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Destin travel guide

3.9
Parasailing & Paragliding · Water Sports · Fishing Charters & Tours
World's Luckiest Fishing Village
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The city originated as a small fishing village, but today tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy itineraries filled with dolphin cruises, snorkeling, and superb sailing. The city boasts a lively nightlife scene, and when the sun sets, beachfront bars and seafood restaurants are abuzz with activity. The sand of Destin's idyllic beaches is considered to be some of the whitest in the world; made up of finely ground quartz crystal, it resembles sugar.