20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Marfa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Bandera
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Fredericksburg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Jefferson
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
10
Port Gibson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Breaux Bridge
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Paris

1
night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 25th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art and then explore and take pictures at Scenic Drive - Overlook.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the El Paso trip itinerary planner .

Paris, France to El Paso is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to El Paso, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in El Paso: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Marfa.

Things to do in El Paso

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
El Paso Museum of Art ©
El Paso Museum of Art

1
night
Marfa

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Prada Marfa. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Prada Marfa, admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, and finally stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

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You can drive from El Paso to Marfa in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from El Paso in September, things will get slightly colder in Marfa: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Marfa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Davis, Prada Marfa
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Presidio County Courthouse ©
Presidio County Courthouse
Davis Mt. Broom Shop ©
Davis Mt. Broom Shop

2
nights
Big Bend National Park

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 Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Boquillas Canyon and Persimmon Gap Visitor Center. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Mine Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Terlingua, take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, then get answers to all your questions at Persimmon Gap Visitor Center, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Boquillas Canyon.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park vacation tool .

You can drive from Marfa to Big Bend National Park in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Marfa in September, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bandera.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive ©
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

4
nights
Bandera

Bandera ©
Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bandera County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar and 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Change things up with these side-trips from Bandera: Comfort (Treue Der Union Monument & Hill Country Distillers). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, take an in-depth tour of Frontier Times Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Hill Country State Natural Area, and admire all the interesting features of Silver Spur Ranch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bandera trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Bandera in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bandera, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Bandera

Nightlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Comfort
Highlights from your plan
11th Street Cowboy Bar ©
11th Street Cowboy Bar
Hill Country Distillers ©
Hill Country Distillers
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church ©
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church

few
hours
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

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You can drive from Bandera to Fredericksburg in an hour. October in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Charles Beckendorf Gallery ©
Charles Beckendorf Gallery

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mission Trail as well as The Alamo. On the 2nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, explore the galleries of The Alamo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Antonio online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bandera to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bandera in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
San Marcos Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping

Side Trip

San Marcos Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, and then admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Worth trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fort Worth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Worth can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Jefferson.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dallas, AT&T Stadium
Highlights from your plan

1
day
Jefferson

Jefferson ©
Jefferson is a historic city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. On the 9th (Wed), look for gifts at Jefferson General Store, then admire the majestic nature at Caddo Lake State Park, and then contemplate the long history of The Grove.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jefferson holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Jefferson takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Jefferson when traveling from Fort Worth in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Gibson.

Things to do in Jefferson

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Caddo Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Jefferson General Store ©
Jefferson General Store
Caddo Lake State Park ©
Caddo Lake State Park

1
night
Port Gibson

Port Gibson ©
Port Gibson is a city in Claiborne County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson, don't miss a visit to Port Gibson, Mississippi, then contemplate the long history of Grand Gulf Military Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Windsor Ruins.

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Getting from Jefferson to Port Gibson by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Breaux Bridge.

Things to do in Port Gibson

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Windsor Ruins ©
Windsor Ruins
Grand Gulf Military Park ©
Grand Gulf Military Park

few
hours
Breaux Bridge

Breaux Bridge
Breaux Bridge is a small city in St. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, then get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Shadows on the Teche, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Breaux Bridge online travel route planner .

You can drive from Port Gibson to Breaux Bridge in 3 hours. In October in Breaux Bridge, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Breaux Bridge

Parks Museums Outdoors

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night
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 11th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans holiday app .

You can drive from Breaux Bridge to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Breaux Bridge, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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