20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pearland
Drive:  3​h
1
Nacogdoches
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kure Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Chapel Hill
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Hartford
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Waco
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Pearland
— 1 night
End: Pearland

1
night
Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches ©
Not to be confused with Natchitoches, Louisiana.Nacogdoches is a small city situated in East Texas and the county seat of Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ellen Trout Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nacogdoches road trip planning site .

Pearland to Nacogdoches is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Pearland in August, expect little chillier with lows of 71°F in Nacogdoches. You'll set off for Atlanta on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Nacogdoches

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ellen Trout Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Ellen Trout Zoo ©
Ellen Trout Zoo
Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden ©
Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

2
nights
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nacogdoches to Atlanta. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Nacogdoches in August, plan for little chillier days in Atlanta, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kure Beach.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden

2
nights
Kure Beach

Kure Beach ©
Kure Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina about 15 miles south of Wilmington. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Trinity United Methodist Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kure Beach day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Kure Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chapel Hill.

Things to do in Kure Beach

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Trinity United Methodist Church
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Beach Boardwalk ©
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
The Veggie Wagon ©
The Veggie Wagon

3
nights
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Venture out of the city with trips to Aloha Safari Zoo (in Cameron), The Curious Peddler (in Mebane) and Fred G. Bond Metro Park (in Cary). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, see the sky in a new way at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at FRANK Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chapel Hill trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kure Beach to Chapel Hill takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Chapel Hill sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Womancraft Gifts, The Curious Peddler, Aloha Safari Zoo, Old Town Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Aloha Safari Zoo ©
Aloha Safari Zoo
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area ©

5
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Hartford is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, childrens museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, stroll the grounds of Cedar Hill Cemetery, walk around Bushnell Park, and browse the exhibits of Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hartford trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Chapel Hill to Hartford takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Hartford, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Connecticut Science Center ©
Connecticut Science Center
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

5
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waco: Austin (Mount Bonnell, The Escape Game Austin, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Magnolia Market at the Silos, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Waco online journey planner .

You can fly from Hartford to Waco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hartford to Waco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Waco is somewhat warmer than Hartford - with highs of 96°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pearland.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Austin
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

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night
Pearland

Pearland ©
''Pearland is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by Nana's Attic, then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave, and finally stroll through Surfside Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Brazos Bend State Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Pearland trip planner .

You can drive from Waco to Pearland in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pearland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemah, Brazos Bend State Park, Surfside Beach, Battleship Texas State Historic Site, Nana's Attic
Highlights from your plan
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk
Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam ©
Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam

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