19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Des Moines
— Few hours
2
Springfield
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Lake Providence
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Beaumont
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Victoria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Brownsville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
13
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Austin
— 1 night
15
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Tulsa
— 1 night
17
Des Moines
— 1 night
End: Minneapolis

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Des Moines road trip planning website .

Minneapolis to Des Moines is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, expect nights in Des Moines to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield travel planner.

Fly from Des Moines to Springfield in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Des Moines in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Springfield: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Springfield Botanical Gardens ©
Springfield Botanical Gardens

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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 29th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip planning tool .

You can fly from Springfield to Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Springfield in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Hot Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lake Providence.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)
Hot Springs Mountain Tower ©
Hot Springs Mountain Tower

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Lake Providence

Lake Providence ©
Lake Providence is a town in and the parish seat of East Carroll Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. Leroy Percy State Park has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lake Providence online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Lake Providence in 4 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in December, you will find days in Lake Providence are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lake Providence

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leroy Percy State Park
Highlights from your plan
Leroy Percy State Park ©
Leroy Percy State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans tour planner .

Getting from Lake Providence to New Orleans by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Lake Providence in December, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Walking tours
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery ©
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery

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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): head outdoors with Cattail Marsh, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Blue Elbow Swamp.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beaumont attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Beaumont with the Route module. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Beaumont, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Orange
Highlights from your plan

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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 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Houston sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Beaumont to Houston takes 1.5 hours. December in Houston sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): wander the streets of The Strand and then take a stroll through East End Historic District.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Galveston sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Galveston

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Galveston Island Brewing Company ©
Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier ©

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Victoria

Victoria ©
Victoria is the largest city and county seat of Victoria County, Texas. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, then explore the activities along Victoria Paddling Trail, and then make a trip to Fannin Battleground State Historic Site.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Galveston to Victoria. Traveling from Galveston in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Victoria, with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Corpus Christi Watergardens, go for a walk through Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Victoria to Corpus Christi takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall ©
Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall

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South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier, then browse the eclectic array of goods at South Padre Island Farmer's Market, then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and finally identify plant and animal life at Laguna Madre Nature Trail. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Andy Bowie Park, then enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse, and then make a trip to Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier.

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Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Andy Bowie Park ©
Andy Bowie Park
Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier ©
Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier ©
Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier

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Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site and then identify plant and animal life at Hugh Ramsey Nature Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brownsville trip planning site .

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Brownsville takes an hour. December in Brownsville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hugh Ramsey Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hugh Ramsey Nature Park ©
Hugh Ramsey Nature Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and finally explore the activities along Landa Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Brownsville to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brownsville in December, with highs in San Antonio at 66°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Landa Park
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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Austin

Austin
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and finally look for gifts at Central Market.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Austin online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Austin sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Central Market ©
Central Market

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then make a trip to Pioneer Plaza.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for little chillier days in Dallas, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Pioneer Plaza ©
Pioneer Plaza

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Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Linnaeus Teaching Gardens and then explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tulsa online day trip planner .

You can fly from Dallas to Tulsa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Tulsa hover around 51°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Linnaeus Teaching Gardens ©
Linnaeus Teaching Gardens
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
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Getting from Tulsa to Des Moines by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Des Moines is little chillier than Tulsa - with highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Wineries

Side Trip

Summerset Winery
Highlights from your plan
Summerset Winery ©
Summerset Winery