43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Jackson
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 1 night
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Houston
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Laredo
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Dallas

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store, and then don't miss a visit to Reunion Tower. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Fort Worth Zoo and then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dallas day trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Dallas, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oklahoma City

— 3 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Oklahoma City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, Oklahoma City is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Kansas City

— 3 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Holladay Distillery (in Weston) and Queen's Pantry Teas (in Leavenworth). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, bet on your favorite at Kansas Speedway, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planner.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Kansas City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Oklahoma City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kansas City, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch, stop by Herbaria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Nashville

— 5 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Gentry's Farm (in Franklin) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip maker.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Memphis

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art (in Clarksdale), Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Helena Confederate Cemetery (in Helena). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, make a trip to Beale Street, and contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Memphis road trip planning tool.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: Vicksburg (Old Courthouse, Texas Monument, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, trek along Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail, don't miss a visit to St. Andrew's Cathedral, and have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jackson day trip planner.

Drive from Memphis to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

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

Drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Jackson in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Baton Rouge

— 1 night
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in Baton Rouge hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Houston.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Houston

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, Moody Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Baton Rouge to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baton Rouge in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Houston, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Charles Beckendorf Gallery, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip tool.

You can drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in San Antonio are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Laredo.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Laredo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral, then make a trip to San Augustin Plaza, and then browse the different shops at Mall del Norte.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Laredo online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Laredo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Laredo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Laredo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, walk around Zilker Metropolitan Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

Before you visit Austin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Laredo to Austin in 4 hours. Traveling from Laredo in November, expect Austin to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Dallas

— 3 nights

Big D

Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giant Eyeball, then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at Dallas Museum of Art.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Austin to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.