27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Marathon
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Austin
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
7
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Gothenburg

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Take a break from the city and head to Bahia Honda State Park and National Key Deer Refuge. You'll get in some beach time at Sombrero Beach and Anne's Beach. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with All Aboard Boat Rentals, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and head off the coast to Pigeon Key.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon holiday planner.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Marathon is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Gothenburg to Marathon, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gothenburg in July, expect Marathon to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Anne's Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and French Quarter are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Mardi Gras World, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Alamo and San Fernando Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at The San Antonio River Walk and Barton Springs Pool. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: San Antonio (McNay Art Museum, Natural Bridge Caverns, & more). There's much more to do: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin travel planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Mine Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Big Bend National Park takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

5
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Escape the urban bustle at Port Aransas Beach and Malaquite Beach. Visit Rockport Beach and North Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Corpus Christi with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Port Aransas--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Padre Island National Seashore, make a splash at Hurricane Alley Waterpark, stop by La Palmera, and have fun at Whataburger Field.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Corpus Christi takes 9 hours. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in July, expect nights in Corpus Christi to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Rockport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Fort Worth Water Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Top O' Hill Terrace. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fort Worth custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Corpus Christi to Fort Worth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Amon Carter Museum of American Art ©

2
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.
Do your shopping at Watters Creek and Allen Premium Outlets. Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, and explore the activities along White Rock Lake Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Dallas vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Dallas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Allen, A. W. Perry Homestead, Dr Pepper Ballpark
Highlights from your plan
White Rock Lake Park ©
White Rock Lake Park
Watters Creek ©
Watters Creek

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