29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Redding
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  4​h 45​min
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Alpine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Redding

Redding ©
Redding is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Compo Beach and then experience rural life at Blue Jay Orchards.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Redding trip itinerary maker.

Newark to Redding is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newark in March since evenings lows in Redding dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Redding

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Jay Orchards, Compo Beach
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Compo Beach ©
Compo Beach
Blue Jay Orchards ©
Blue Jay Orchards

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Johnsonville State Historic Park and Lost River Cave and Valley. Get some historical perspective at Lotz House Museum and Downtown Franklin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Carnton Plantation (in Franklin), Chaney's Dairy Barn (in Bowling Green) and Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, stop by Hatch Show Print, admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and hike along Belmont Mansion.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redding to Nashville. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Redding to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Redding in March; daily highs in Nashville reach 62°F and lows reach 41°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowling Green, Johnsonville State Historic Park, Montgomery Bell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carnton ©
Carnton

2
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 26th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and then admire the majestic nature at Boca Chica State Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island tour planner.

Getting from Nashville to South Padre Island by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nashville in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boca Chica State Park, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Boca Chica State Park ©
Boca Chica State Park
Andy Bowie Park ©
Andy Bowie Park

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Grand 1894 Opera House, contemplate the long history of Bishop’s Palace, and then immerse yourself in nature at Galveston Island State Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Strand, take a stroll through East End Historic District, then look for gifts at Murdochs, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Galveston tour planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Galveston, with lows of 58°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alpine.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
The Strand ©
The Strand

3
nights
Alpine

Alpine ©
Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend, identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Balmorhea State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alpine travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Galveston to Alpine. Traveling from Galveston in March, Alpine is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Alpine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Davis, Balmorhea State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park

3
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.
Visiting Big Bend National Park and Rio Grande Village Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Chisos Mountains and Chihuahuan Desert. The adventure continues: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Terlingua.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Alpine to Big Bend National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Alpine in April, expect Big Bend National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 58°F. You'll set off for Fredericksburg on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Rio Grande Village Nature Trail ©
Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
Terlingua ©
Terlingua

5
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Take a break from the city and head to Wildseed Farms and South Llano River State Park. Visit St Mary's Catholic Church and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Blanco State Park in Blanco (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, examine the collection at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg vacation trip planner.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in April, you will find days in Fredericksburg are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Luckenbach Texas, Pedernales Cellars, LBJ Texas White House, South Llano River State Park, Blanco State Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Wildseed Farms ©
Wildseed Farms

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural Bridge Caverns and Landa Park. Get some historical perspective at Mission San Jose Church and The Alamo. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Duchman Family Winery (in Driftwood) and Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Antonio holiday planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 84°F and lows about 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Duchman Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Fairview-Riverside State Park. Popular historic sites such as Laura Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Abita Springs to see Tammany Trace about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip generator.

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 64°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vacherie, Fairview-Riverside State Park, Tammany Trace
Highlights from your plan

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