24 days in Orlando, Nashville & Houston Itinerary

24 days in Orlando, Nashville & Houston Itinerary

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24 days in Orlando, Nashville & Houston Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Christchurch

9
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.
Shop till you drop at Disney Springs and Orlando International Premium Outlets. Kids will enjoy Universal's Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Celebration Farmers Market (in Celebration), Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Orlando is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in October, with highs in Orlando at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Celebration Farmers Market, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Timothy's Gallery, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

6
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Lotz House Museum and Historic Cragfont will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Country View Market and Franklin Farmers Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: The Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association (in Parkers Crossroads), Franklin (Carter House, McGavock Confederate Cemetery, & more) and Dover (Surrender House - Dover Hotel, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Glassblowing Studio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Nashville National Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nashville itinerary planner.

Fly from Orlando to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Dover, Nashville National Cemetery, Historic Cragfont, Stones River National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Fort Donelson National Battlefield ©
Fort Donelson National Cemetery ©
Fort Donelson National Cemetery

7
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.
Do your shopping at Copper Shade Tree Gallery and Krolczyk Meat Market & Drive-In. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glenwood Cemetery and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site (in La Grange), Schulenburg (St. Mary's Church High Hill & St. Mary's Church of the Assumption) and Galveston (Old City Cemetery, Bishop's Palace, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Houston day trip website .

Fly from Nashville to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nashville in October, with highs in Houston at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Schulenburg, Hempstead, Round Top, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
St. Mary's Church High Hill ©
St. Mary's Church High Hill
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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