29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
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Baton Rouge
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Galveston
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Corpus Christi
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San Antonio
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Big Bend National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Amarillo
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Dallas
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Little Rock
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Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, then stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, then stop by Lansky, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Memphis visit planner.

Madisonville to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Madisonville in January, you will find days in Memphis are somewhat warmer (50°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Baton Rouge

— 2 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at LSU Museum of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at USS Kidd, make a trip to Louisiana Memorial Plaza, then stroll the grounds of Port Hudson National Cemetery, then contemplate the waterfront views at University Lake, and finally stroll around Riverfront Plaza.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Baton Rouge takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Baton Rouge: highs are around 61°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Galveston

— 4 nights

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 1892 Bishop's Palace and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some historical perspective at Moody Mansion and The Strand. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, admire the striking features of 1880 Garten Verein, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston day trip planning website.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Galveston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baton Rouge in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The Art Museum of South Texas and The Art Center of Corpus Christi will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, see the interesting displays at Selena Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi trip planner.

Getting from Galveston to Corpus Christi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Galveston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 5 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Appreciate the collections at The Alamo and San Antonio Museum of Art. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mission San Jose and King William Historic District. Venture out of the city with trips to New Braunfels (New Braunfels, McKenna Children's Museum, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, examine the collection at Witte Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Corpus Christi in January, with lows around 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Big Bend National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chisos Mountains and Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail. Get outdoors at Lost Mine Trail and Pine Canyon Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ernst Tinaja Trail, see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, admire nature's extreme beauty at Chihuahuan Desert, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 3 nights
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like King's Palace and Bottomless Pit. Visiting Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Big Room will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave, and explore the activities along Green Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Bend National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in January: high temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park hover around 57°F and lows are around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center and then visit U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Amarillo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amarillo, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Dallas

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Top O'Hill Terrace and Old Red Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and TopGolf The Colony. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum, see Lifestylez Nails Spa, examine the collection at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, and pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dallas, with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Dallas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Little Rock

— 2 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Arkansas River Trail, ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Holly Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Arkansas Arts Center, examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then get a taste of the local shopping with The Galleries at Library Square, and finally don't miss a visit to La Petit Roche Plaza.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dallas to Little Rock in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, expect Little Rock to be a bit cooler, temps between 51°F and 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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.