28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Panama City Beach
1
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pensacola
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gulfport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lafayette
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h
7
Houston
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
8
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Fort Worth
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
11
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
End: Pensacola Beach

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Get outdoors at Panama City Beach and Swim with Dolphins. Visit Henderson Beach State Park and St. Andrews State Park for some beach relaxation. When in Panama City Beach, make a side trip to see Falling Waters State Park in Chipley, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Panama City Beach. August in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Henderson Beach State Park, Falling Waters State Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

3
nights
Pensacola

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Pensacola Naval Air Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, cruise along The Graffiti Bridge, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pensacola travel planner.

Getting from Panama City Beach to Pensacola by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 6th (Tue), take in the history at Fort Morgan State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Alley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malbis Memorial Church.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mobile online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Mobile takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gulfport.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Alligator Alley, Malbis Memorial Church, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

3
nights
Gulfport

Gulfport ©
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Massachusetts and then play a few rounds at Grand Bear Golf Course.

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Traveling by car from Mobile to Gulfport takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mobile to Gulfport is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Gulfport are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. You will leave for New Orleans on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Gulfport

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Bear Golf Course, Fort Massachusetts
Highlights from your plan
Grand Bear Golf Course ©
Grand Bear Golf Course
Fort Massachusetts ©
Fort Massachusetts

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, and then work some fitness into your day at Woldenberg Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans sightseeing app .

You can drive from Gulfport to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Gulfport in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 82°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Kidd, see the interesting displays at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and then don't miss a visit to The Myrtles Plantation.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lafayette online vacation planner .

Drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Lafayette: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Lafayette

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, The Myrtles Plantation, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Jungle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
The Myrtles Plantation ©
The Myrtles Plantation

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall. On the next day, witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lafayette to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner .

Take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Thistle Hill House Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth day trip app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fort Worth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip builder .

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Dallas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Grapevine Historic Main Street District, Cistercian Abbey
Highlights from your plan

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