21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Orlando
— 5 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Florida Mall and World of Disney. Appreciate the collections at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and Loch Haven Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach), Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get in on the family fun at Fun Spot America, stroll around Kissimmee Lakefront Park, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel route planning app.

Miami to Orlando is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island online visit planner.

You can fly from Orlando to South Padre Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Orlando to South Padre Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Corpus Christi

— 2 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and then stroll through Port Aransas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Padre Island National Seashore.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Corpus Christi travel route planner.

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Corpus Christi, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

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 19th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unorthodox tour of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and then make a trip to Main Street.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fredericksburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Fredericksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in September, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Nature

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and finally get great views at Mount Bonnell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets, and then admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin online route planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in September: high temperatures in Austin hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Helicopter Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shelby American Inc and The Auto Collections. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Kingman (Metcalf Park & Historic Route 66 Museum) and Chloride, Arizona (in Chloride). And it doesn't end there: stop by Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas, buy something for everyone on your list at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get in touch with nature at Ultimate Swamp Adventures and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Let the collections at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum and Whitney Plantation capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Slidell to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and look for gifts at Maskarade.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 83°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.