37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
West Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Miami
— 12 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
14
Houston
— 1 day
End: Houston

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): listen to music at The Galleria.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Houston

Nightlife Shopping
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The Galleria ©
The Galleria

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gators and Guns as well as French Quarter. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Royal Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans vacation planner.

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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Jackson

Jackson
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from New Orleans in December, Jackson is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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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.
Sun Studio and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Graceland, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka, and get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Memphis planning tool .

You can drive from Jackson to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jackson in December: highs in Memphis hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, and finally admire all the interesting features of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and then stroll around Centennial Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, stroll around Centennial Olympic Park, and then admire the striking features of Fox Theatre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Atlanta takes 3 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. Traveling from Nashville in January, Atlanta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Charleston online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Atlanta, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Charleston, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then stroll around Forsyth Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Savannah visit site .

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Matanzas National Monument, look for gifts at Whetstone Chocolates, and then get engrossed in the history at Old Florida Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine tour planner.

Drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Savannah in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Worth Avenue and then browse the different shops at Rosemary Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our West Palm Beach driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from St. Augustine to West Palm Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Augustine in January; daily highs in West Palm Beach reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Worth Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Rosemary Square ©
Rosemary Square
Worth Avenue ©
Worth Avenue

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You've now added Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dolphin Mall and Guayaba y Chocolate. There's more to do: have fun at Lock & Load Miami and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Miami trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from West Palm Beach to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures ©

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Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 24th (Fri), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial and then get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Beach Walk, and then get your game on at Axe Throwing Tampa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip planner.

You can fly from Miami to Tampa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Tampa is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Beach Walk
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Axe Throwing Tampa ©
Axe Throwing Tampa

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Disney Springs and The Mall at Millenia. Step out of Orlando to go to DeLand and see Stetson Mansion, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, and find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampa to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Orlando sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Houston

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can fly from Orlando to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Houston to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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