32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Lake Charles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Greenwood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
13
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

2
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 Tunnels, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Battleship Texas State Historic Site, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Tunnels and then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, then examine the collection at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Houston trip maker app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. In December, daytime highs in Houston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

La Porte
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©

4
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.
You've added Mission San Juan, Mission Espada, The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Lost Maples State Natural Area and Institute of Texan Cultures. Step out of San Antonio to go to New Braunfels and see Landa Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape the Room and steep yourself in history at King William Historic District.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Lost Maples State Natural Area, Bandera Historical Ride - eClue
Highlights from your plan
Mission Espada ©
Mission Espada
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Escape the Room ©
Escape the Room

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Thinkery. Venture out of the city with trips to Johnson City (Pedernales Falls State Park, Texcetera, & more), Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park & Inks Lake State Park) and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site (in Fredericksburg). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, immerse yourself in nature at Chisholm Trail Crossing Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Peter Pan Mini Golf.

Plan trip to Austin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Johnson City, Burnet, Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, Chisholm Trail Crossing Park
Highlights from your plan
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park
Thinkery ©
Thinkery

1
night
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, situated almost entirely within the Lake Charles city limits. Planning Lake Charles trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Austin to Lake Charles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December in Lake Charles, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. You've added TABASCO Brand Factory Tour & Museum, Conrad Rice Museum, International Petroleum Museum & Exposition, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the top attractions with Atchafalaya Basin Airboat Swamp Tours, examine the collection at International Petroleum Museum & Exposition, examine the collection at Conrad Rice Museum, learn the secrets of production at TABASCO Brand Factory Tour & Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lafayette travel planning app .

Traveling by bus from Lake Charles to Lafayette takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Lafayette sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martinville, Atchafalaya Basin Airboat Swamp Tours, The Best Stop Supermarket, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, TABASCO Brand Factory Tour & Museum
Highlights from your plan

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.
You've added Nola Gondola, Evergreen Plantation, NOLA Motorsports Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lafayette in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Evergreen Plantation, New Orleans Airboat Tours, NOLA Motorsports Park
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans Airboat Tours ©
New Orleans Airboat Tours
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Frogmore Plantation. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Frogmore Plantation and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natchez National Historical Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Natchez trip tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Natchez by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Natchez. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Greenwood.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frogmore Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Natchez National Historical Park ©
Natchez National Historical Park
Frogmore Plantation ©
Frogmore Plantation
Natchez National Cemetery ©
Natchez National Cemetery

1
night
Greenwood

Greenwood
Greenwood is a city in and the county seat of Leflore County, Mississippi, located at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta, approximately 96 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Greenwood trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Natchez to Greenwood in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Greenwood

Classes Shopping Museums

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel as well as Germantown Performing Arts Center. Explore hidden gems such as Hampson Museum State Park and Olive Branch City Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church, make a trip to Crystal Shrine Grotto, and deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Greenwood to Memphis takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Germantown Performing Arts Center, Olive Branch City Park, Hampson Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Olive Branch City Park ©
Olive Branch City Park
St. Peter Catholic Church ©
St. Peter Catholic Church

1
night
Little Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock online road trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to Little Rock by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Little Rock sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

1
night
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 10th (Fri), get your game on at 4D Adventure and then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs road trip app .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Hot Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
4D Adventure ©
4D Adventure
Bathhouse Soapery ©
Bathhouse Soapery

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. You've now added Crater of Diamonds State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lower Mountain Fork River.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In January in Murfreesboro, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Martin's, Lower Mountain Fork River
Highlights from your plan
Lower Mountain Fork River ©
Lower Mountain Fork River
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Martin's ©
Martin's

1
night
Dallas

Dallas
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.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Murfreesboro to Dallas by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Murfreesboro in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 3°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Bowl and The Getty Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Petersen Automotive Museum. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and steep yourself in history at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Dallas to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Room Escape Games
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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