44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Dayton
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Jackson
— 3 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Laredo
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 4 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): see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Buddharatnaram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas itinerary maker app.

Brisbane, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. October in Dallas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Oklahoma City

— 2 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, admire the masterpieces at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip site.

Fly from Dallas to Oklahoma City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get a bit cooler in Oklahoma City: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, then admire the local landmark of Dancing Water Fountain, then get great views at College of the Ozarks, and finally get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Silver Dollar City.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Branson trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Branson in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Oklahoma City in October, plan for little chillier days in Branson, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Kansas City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Arabia Steamboat Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Union Station, then admire the natural beauty at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and then see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kansas City online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, stroll around Forest Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online attractions planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Saint Louis by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dayton.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, see the interesting displays at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., then contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Dayton National Cemetery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dayton online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Dayton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Dayton due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, expect nights in Dayton to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 3 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, stop by Downtown Nashville, and witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum.

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

You can fly from Dayton to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dayton to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dayton in October, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
Step out of Memphis to go to Tunica and see Horseshoe Tunica, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Graceland, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Memphis sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos

Side Trip

Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson: Vicksburg (Old Courthouse, U.S.S. Cairo Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridgeland Bike Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Jackson trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Memphis to Jackson by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. October in Jackson sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge

— 1 night
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, walk around Riverfront Plaza, get engrossed in the history at USS Kidd, then take an in-depth tour of LSU Rural Life Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Baton Rouge in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip builder.

Getting from Baton Rouge to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, Moody Gardens, &more) and Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston visit planning website.

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Houston, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Laredo.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Laredo

— 1 night
On the 7th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Mall del Norte, then make a trip to San Augustin Plaza, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral.

Plan my day in Laredo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Houston to Laredo. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Laredo

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg Fudge, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, examine the collection at Spanish Governor's Palace, and explore the galleries of The Alamo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip maker app.

Drive from Laredo to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 11th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally walk around Mount Bonnell.

Plan my day in Austin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Dallas

— 4 nights

Big D

Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, &more). Explore Dallas further: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, and contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Dallas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.