27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route builder

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at SiNaCa Studio School of Glass and Gallery, take a stroll through Sundance Square, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

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Florianopolis, Brazil to Dallas is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Florianopolis in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some cultural insight at The Alamo and National Museum of the Pacific War. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Grape Creek Vineyards on Main (in Fredericksburg) and The San Antonio River Walk (in San Antonio). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, visit 6th Street, wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara.

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Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Cockrell Butterfly Center and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Glenwood Cemetery and The Printing Museum. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hermann Park, visit Chinatown, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Houston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf

New Orleans

— 6 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.
Visiting Chalmette National Historical Park and Woldenberg Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. Step out of New Orleans to go to Slidell and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, and stop by Louisiana Music Factory.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Houston to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 3 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, and finally make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montgomery Zoo, contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, and then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in December since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 7°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Birmingham are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 23rd (Mon), stop by Downtown Nashville and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, and then explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, Nashville is slightly colder than Birmingham - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll explore and learn at World of Coca-Cola and National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Visit Centennial Olympic Park and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Fox Theatre, get engrossed in the history at Wren's Nest, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Atlanta driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Atlanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nashville in December; daily highs in Atlanta reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

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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.