29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Beaumont
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Jacksonville
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Charlotte
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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 Texas Wolfdog Project and St Francis Wolf Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, contemplate the long history of Cistern, Buffalo Bayou Park, explore the world behind art at Rothko Chapel, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to Houston is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Houston is minus 16 hours. In December, Houston is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some cultural insight at Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Longhorn Cavern State Park and McKinney Roughs Nature Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley), Dick's Classic Garage (in San Marcos) and Johnson City (Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site & Texcetera). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and have fun and explore at Thinkery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Austin online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Austin, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Johnson City, Dick's Classic Garage, McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Jacob's Well Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

1
night
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at John Jay French House Museum and then get engrossed in the history at The Chambers House.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beaumont itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Austin to Beaumont. In December, daytime highs in Beaumont are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 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.
Let the collections at The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium capture your imagination. Whitney Plantation and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Baton Rouge (LSU Hilltop Arboretum & Mike the Tiger Habitat). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, shop like a local with Royal Street, test your problem-solving skills at Escape My Room New Orleans, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beaumont to New Orleans. When traveling from Beaumont in December, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at 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): examine the collection at Tiny Town, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from New Orleans to Hot Springs by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in January, things will get little chillier in Hot Springs: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature 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. On the 5th (Sun), take in the history at Reed's Bridge Battlefield.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Jacksonville tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Jacksonville in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to -2°C. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park and then admire all the interesting features of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Stones River National Battlefield, then explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, and then admire the striking features of Downtown Presbyterian Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nashville vacation builder app .

Drive from Jacksonville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. 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) to allow time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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. Popular historic sites such as Cowpens National Battlefield and Elevation Church are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to NASCAR Hall of Fame and Kings Mountain National Military Park. Step out of Charlotte to go to Shelby and see Cleveland County Arts Council, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, look for all kinds of wild species at Carolina Raptor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery, and examine the collection at Mint Museum Uptown.

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You can fly from Nashville to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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