20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 5 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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Galveston (The Seawall & The Strand). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Escape Hunt, walk around Smither Park, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Houston day trip planning site .

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Durham in December, expect Houston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galveston
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Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

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.
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, walk around New Orleans City Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, don't miss a visit to H. L. Hunley, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Old St. Andrew's Parish Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charleston day trip planning 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Charleston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Charleston: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Center for Birds of Prey, H. L. Hunley
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 Magic Kingdom Park, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel route planner .

Fly from Charleston to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Charleston in December, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©

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