56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Orange
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Pensacola
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Sanibel Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Marco Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
13
Key West
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
14
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
16
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some cultural insight at Copper Shade Tree and LBJ Presidential Library. Let the collections at Texcetera and Bullock Texas State History Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to JDH Iron Designs (in Valley Mills), Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller (in Salado) and The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall (in McGregor). And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at Vintage 205, wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, learn about winemaking at Calais Winery, and revel in the low prices at San Marcos Premium Outlets.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Austin sightseeing planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Austin. August in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Johnson City, A Blast From the Past, JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Location, Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller
Highlights from your plan
Copper Shade Tree Gallery ©
Copper Shade Tree Gallery
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

5
nights
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.
Visit The Alamo and Mission Concepcion for their historical value. Let the collections at National Museum of the Pacific War and Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc. capture your imagination. Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Fredericksburg (Agave Gallery Fine Art, Der Kuchen Laden, & more), Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop (in Leakey) and Camp Verde General Store (in Camp Verde). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip site .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Camp Verde General Store, Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and Blue Bell Creameries. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Columbia Historical Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (in Brazoria), Nana's Attic (in League City) and Surfside Beach (in Surfside Beach).

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orange.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Bell Creameries, Surfside Beach, San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, Nana's Attic
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city in Orange County, Texas, United States. On the 18th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Blue Elbow Swamp, steep yourself in history at W.H. Stark House, then explore the world behind art at Stark Museum of Art, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Houston to Orange in 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in Orange to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are slightly colder, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stark Museum of Art ©
Stark Museum of Art
W.H. Stark House ©
W.H. Stark House

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at French Quarter and The National WWII Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Oak Alley Plantation. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Slidell (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and take a stroll through Royal Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans visit planner .

You can drive from Orange to New Orleans in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Orange in August, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are a bit warmer (82°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Slidell, Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll get in some beach time at Gulf State Park and Gulf Shores Public Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Fort Morgan (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, view the masterpieces at Pottery Central World Headquarters, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

Plan trip to Orange Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from New Orleans to Orange Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Orange Beach, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Billy's Seafood, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

1
night
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Joe Patti's Seafood Company, then stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pensacola online holiday planner .

You can drive from Orange Beach to Pensacola in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pensacola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Joe Patti's Seafood Company ©
Joe Patti's Seafood Company

4
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Head to Pier Park and Waterfront Gifts and Artfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Henderson Beach State Park and Beach Ready Spa. Explore Panama City Beach's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Destin) and Blue Mountain Beach (in Santa Rosa Beach). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, shop like a local with Panama City CENTER for the ARTS, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemary Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach trip site .

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Rosa Beach, Henderson Beach State Park, Waterfront Gifts and Art, Rosemary Beach Public Beach, Panama City CENTER for the ARTS
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Step out of the city life by going to St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. For shopping fun, head to Claude's Chocolate or Faux Paws. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Crescent Beach Public Beach (in Crescent Beach) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument. There's more to do: examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vilano Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine day trip app .

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Crescent Beach Public Beach, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue and World of Disney. Escape the urban bustle at Beach at Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange). There's more to do: wander the streets of International Drive.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip planner .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

4
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bowman's Beach and Fort Myers Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Captiva Beach and Blind Pass Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sanibel Island: Fort Myers Beach (Lovers Key State Park & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, stop by Gene's Bookstore, and enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sanibel Island vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Sanibel Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

3
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Fifth Avenue South and South Marco Beach. Take a break from Marco Island with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Everglades City, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach, identify plant and animal life at Otter Mound Preserve, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip maker .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Marco Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Marco Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fifth Avenue South, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Head to Peppers of Key West and Isle Cook Key Westfor some retail therapy. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Key West Pottery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in September, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sombrero Beach and Sunset Park Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Research Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon online trip maker .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Marathon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

4
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Get outdoors at Robbie's of Islamorada and Parasailing & Paragliding. For shopping fun, head to Shell World Florida Keys or Sandal Kingdom. When in Key Largo, make a side trip to see History of Diving Museum in Islamorada, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, see the vivid underwater world at Key Largo Dry Rocks, look for gifts at florida keys key lime products, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Key Largo trip planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Key Largo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Hollywood Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park) and DSW Shoe Warehouse (in Aventura). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, stroll through South Beach, and browse the different shops at Village of Merrick Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Miami trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura, Bal Harbour Shops, Village of Merrick Park, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

Similar Plans

60 days in Miami BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in San Antonio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Miami BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Austin SEE PLAN November, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 55 days in United States BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans