30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Lake Charles
— 1 night
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Jacksonville
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

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 San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Cockrell Butterfly Center. On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, then explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Brazos Bend State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave, relax in the rural setting at Froberg's Farm, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Houston road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, William P Hobby Airport and Scholes International At Galveston Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park
Froberg's Farm ©
Froberg's Farm

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Alamo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escape the Room and Institute of Texan Cultures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: New Braunfels (Landa Park & Comal River), Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Bandera). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio road trip planner.

Drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Antonio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Landa Park ©
Landa Park
Comal River ©
Comal River

4
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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thinkery and Lewis Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet), Johnson City (Texcetera & TASTE Wine Art) and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (in Stonewall). There's more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and immerse yourself in nature at Chisholm Trail Crossing Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Austin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Austin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park
Thinkery ©
Thinkery
Climbing Tours

1
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Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at USS Orleck Naval Museum and then walk around Millennium Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lake Charles road trip tool.

You can drive from Austin to Lake Charles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. December in Lake Charles sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
USS Orleck Naval Museum ©
USS Orleck Naval Museum

1
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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours, see the interesting displays at Conrad Rice Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lafayette online attractions planner.

You can drive from Lake Charles to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Conrad Rice Museum ©
Conrad Rice Museum
Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery ©
Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery
Church of St Martin de Tours ©
Church of St Martin de Tours

5
nights
New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Evergreen Plantation, NOLA Motorsports Park, New Orleans Airboat Tours, and other attractions. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Lafayette to New Orleans by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lafayette in December, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
New Orleans Airboat Tours ©
New Orleans Airboat Tours
Nola Gondola ©
Nola Gondola

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Memphis

Memphis ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Crystal Shrine Grotto. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Memphis by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New Orleans in January, with highs in Memphis at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park ©
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Crystal Shrine Grotto ©
Crystal Shrine Grotto
St. Peter Catholic Church ©
St. Peter Catholic Church

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
Jacksonville is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, and a suburb of Little Rock. On the 6th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery and then explore the activities along Lake Bennett. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Jacksonville Museum of Military History, then immerse yourself in nature at Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park, and then take in the history at Reed's Bridge Battlefield.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jacksonville trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jacksonville takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park ©
Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery ©
Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery
Reed's Bridge Battlefield ©
Reed's Bridge Battlefield

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, then hike along Grand Promenade, then get your game on at 4D Adventure, and finally stop by Bathhouse Soapery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Garland County Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anthony Chapel, and then immerse yourself in nature at DeGray Lake Resort State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs online holiday planner.

Drive from Jacksonville to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
DeGray Lake Resort State Park ©
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

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Dallas

Dallas ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ellis County Museum, don't miss a visit to Ellis County Courthouse, and then get a taste of life in the country at Broken Bow Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at In-Sync Exotics, and then snap pictures at Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas online journey planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Dallas in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
In-Sync Exotics ©
In-Sync Exotics
Broken Bow Ranch ©
Broken Bow Ranch
Room Escape Games

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like 1,000 Steps Beach and Salt Creek Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach), Sherman Library & Gardens (in Corona del Mar) and Hill Top Park (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Sandals, and walk around Malibu Creek State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
1,000 Steps Beach ©
1,000 Steps Beach
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
Sherman Library & Gardens ©
Sherman Library & Gardens

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