39 days in Houston, Memphis & Charleston Itinerary

39 days in Houston, Memphis & Charleston Itinerary

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Houston
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Houston — 12 nights

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Holocaust Museum Houston and Houston Museum District. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Quintana Beach and Surfside Beach. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to La Porte (San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site & Battleship Texas State Historic Site), Galveston (Galveston Railroad Museum, The Bryan Museum, &more) and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site (in Washington). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Big Thicket National Preserve. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Karbach Brewing, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and examine the collection at 1940 Air Terminal Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect Houston to be much hotter, temps between 41°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.
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Memphis — 11 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Natchez Trace Pkwy and American Dream Safari. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Elmwood Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (in Brownsville), Union County Heritage Museum (in New Albany) and Corinth (Battery Robinett & Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Graceland, contemplate the long history of Pinson Mounds State Park, take a stroll through Victorian Village Historic District, and try to win big at Southland Casino Racing.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis vacation maker website.

Getting from Houston to Memphis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in Memphis to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Charleston.
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Charleston — 14 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll get in some beach time at Edisto Beach State Park and Litchfield Beach. Get some cultural insight at Heyward-Washington House and Edmondston-Alston House. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Kaminski House Museum (in Georgetown), Beaufort (Beaufort National Cemetery & St. Helena's Anglican Church) and Kiawah Island (The Ocean Course & Kiawah Beachwalker Park). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, contemplate the long history of McLeod Plantation Historic Site, and kick back and relax at Isle of Palms Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Memphis to Charleston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Charleston sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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