29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Houston
— 5 nights
2
Austin
— 4 nights
3
Beaumont
— 1 night
4
New Orleans
— 6 nights
5
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
6
Jacksonville
— 1 day
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
8
Charlotte
— 5 nights

5
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Escape Hunt, Houston Zoo and Cockrell Butterfly Center. Visiting Water Wall and St Francis Wolf Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Glenwood Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Texas Wolfdog Project (in Montgomery), George Ranch Historical Park (in Richmond) and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rothko Chapel, examine the collection at Houston Museum of African American Culture, and contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston online sightseeing planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Houston is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Houston at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Montgomery, George Ranch Historical Park, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site ©

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get in touch with nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park and McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Escape Game Austin and Jacob's Well Natural Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Dick's Classic Garage (in San Marcos) and Johnson City (LBJ Texas White House & Texcetera). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, have fun and explore at Thinkery, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Austin vacation planner.

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Austin, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Johnson City, McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Dick's Classic Garage, Longhorn Cavern State Park
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
night
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
On the 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at John Jay French House Museum and then take an in-depth tour of The Chambers House.

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Drive from Austin to Beaumont in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums
Highlights from your plan
John Jay French House Museum ©
John Jay French House Museum
The Chambers House ©
The Chambers House

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mike the Tiger's Habitat and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation. Change things up with a short trip to LSU Hilltop Arboretum in Baton Rouge (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

Start your trip to New Orleans by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Beaumont to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Beaumont, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

3
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): trek along Grand Promenade and then identify plant and animal life at Charlton Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tiny Town, then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs holiday builder app.

Fly from New Orleans to Hot Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, Hot Springs is slightly colder than New Orleans - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park

1
day
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
Jacksonville is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, and a suburb of Little Rock. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the history at Reed's Bridge Battlefield.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Hot Springs to Jacksonville in 1.5 hours. January in Jacksonville sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -2°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Reed's Bridge Battlefield ©
Reed's Bridge Battlefield

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Stones River National Battlefield, then admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Downtown Presbyterian Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planning site.

You can drive from Jacksonville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

5
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carolinas Aviation Museum. Appreciate the collections at Discovery Place Science and Carolina Raptor Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mint Museum Uptown and Kings Mountain National Military Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: Cowpens National Battlefield (in Chesnee) and Cleveland County Arts Council (in Shelby). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Elevation Church, and stroll the grounds of Old Settlers Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Charlotte takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Charlotte. In January, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cowpens National Battlefield, Elevation Church, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Cleveland County Arts Council, Carolina Raptor Center
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science

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