20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Dallas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Mandeville
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Icon Cinema as well as Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Presented by Canon. On the 9th (Tue), catch a movie at Icon Cinema.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Albuquerque is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from San Juan, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Events Fun & Games Nightlife
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Icon Cinema ©
Icon Cinema

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reunion Tower, Perot Museum of Nature and Science and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Dallas to Fort Worth to see Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Dallas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Dallas is 1 hour. In October, Dallas is somewhat warmer than Albuquerque - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Waco Mammoth National Monument has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Waco travel planner .

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol and then admire the striking features of The Driskill.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Austin online travel planner .

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
National Museum of Funeral History has been added to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Houston holiday planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mandeville.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Funeral History ©
National Museum of Funeral History
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
nights
Mandeville

Mandeville ©
Mandeville is a small city in St. To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mandeville trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Houston to Mandeville. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Mandeville, with lows around 17°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Mandeville

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum, Abita Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Fontainebleau State Park ©
Fontainebleau State Park
Abita Brewing Company ©
Abita Brewing Company

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Historic New Orleans Collection and then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and then make a trip to French Quarter.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning site .

Drive from Mandeville to New Orleans in an hour. Traveling from Mandeville in October, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 ©
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

2
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Orleans in October, with highs in Fort Lauderdale at 35°C and lows at 28°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Tours Parks

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