60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Foot + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
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Ruidoso
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
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Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Greensboro
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Morehead City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
13
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
14
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
15
Key West
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
16
Naples
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
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Carrabelle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
18
Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
19
New Orleans
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
20
Galveston
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
21
South Padre Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
22
Langtry
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
23
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h
End: New York City

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Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Smokey Bear Museum and then learn about all things military at Fort Stanton Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ruidoso day trip app.

New York City to Ruidoso is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Ruidoso due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°F in Ruidoso. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Museums

Side Trips

Fort Stanton Museum, Smokey Bear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fort Stanton Museum ©
Fort Stanton Museum
Smokey Bear Museum ©
Smokey Bear Museum

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Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Abilene State Park, get engrossed in the history at Taylor County History Center, and then do a tasting at Winery at willow creek.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Abilene trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ruidoso to Abilene by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ruidoso to Abilene. Traveling from Ruidoso in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Abilene: highs are around 67°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Abilene

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Abilene State Park, Taylor County History Center, Old Jail Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Abilene State Park ©
Abilene State Park
Old Jail Art Center ©
Old Jail Art Center
Taylor County History Center ©
Taylor County History Center

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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 4th (Fri): get curious at Mid-America Science Museum, relax and rejuvenate at The Yoga Place, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, and finally get your game on at 4D Adventure.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs journey planner.

Getting from Abilene to Hot Springs by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Abilene in November, expect nights in Hot Springs to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum
Fordyce Bathhouse ©
Fordyce Bathhouse
The Winery of Hot Springs ©
The Winery of Hot Springs

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maple Hill Cemetery and Twickenham. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives (in Athens) and Beehive Bathhouse (in Hartselle). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Straight to Ale Taproom and stop by Harrison Brothers Hardware.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Huntsville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Huntsville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Huntsville sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Huntsville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, Beehive Bathhouse
Highlights from your plan
Maple Hill Cemetery ©
Maple Hill Cemetery
Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives ©
Harrison Brothers Hardware ©
Harrison Brothers Hardware

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Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Currahee Military Museum and Georgia Museum of Art. Silver Comet Trail and Callaway Plantation will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Dahlonega (Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery & Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site), Raven Cliff Falls (in Helen) and Vogel State Park (in Blairsville).

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Huntsville to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Athens. November in Athens sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Dahlonega, Currahee Military Museum, Raven Cliff Falls, Silver Comet Trail, Vogel State Park
Highlights from your plan
Currahee Military Museum ©
Currahee Military Museum
Vogel State Park ©
Vogel State Park

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get some historical perspective at Grovewood Village and Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Explore hidden gems such as Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Burntshirt Vineyards (in Hendersonville) and Lake Lure Beach and Water Park (in Lake Lure). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, admire the natural beauty at Craggy Gardens, and shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville vacation maker tool.

Getting from Athens to Asheville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in November; daily highs in Asheville reach 59°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

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Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pick up some new kitchen skills with Greensboro Children's Museum and then play a few rounds at Tot Hill Farm Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Salem God's Acre Cemetery, then do a tasting at RayLen Vineyards, and then examine the collection at North Carolina Transportation Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Greensboro online journey maker.

You can drive from Asheville to Greensboro in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. November in Greensboro sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

RayLen Vineyards, Salem God's Acre Cemetery, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Tot Hill Farm Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Transportation Museum ©
Salem God's Acre Cemetery ©
Salem God's Acre Cemetery
Greensboro History Museum ©
Greensboro History Museum

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Step out of the city life by going to Currituck Banks Reserve and Nags Head Golf Links. Sanctuary Vineyards and Island Farm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stroll through Coquina Beach and look for gifts at Stop-N-Shop Beach Shop.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Greensboro to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Greensboro in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kill Devil Hills, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Morehead City.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Coquina Beach, Duck's Cottage, Nags Head Golf Links, Island Farm, Currituck Banks Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve
Coquina Beach ©
Coquina Beach
Sanctuary Vineyards ©
Sanctuary Vineyards

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Morehead City

Morehead City ©
Morehead City is a port town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Get in touch with nature at Hammocks Beach State Park and The Beaufort Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Carolina Maritime Museum and Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC. It doesn't end there: hike along Pine Cliffs Recreation Area - Neusiok Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Morehead City trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Morehead City in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Morehead City

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Swansboro, Beaufort, Pine Cliffs Recreation Area - Neusiok Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Beaufort Club ©
The Beaufort Club
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Popular historic sites such as St. Michael's Church and Fort Moultrie are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and Folly Beach Public Beach. Step out of Charleston to go to Wadmalaw Island and see Charleston Tea Plantation, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House and stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Morehead City to Charleston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, Folly Beach Public Beach, Charleston Tea Plantation
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie

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Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Escape the urban bustle at Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines. Coastal Discovery Museum and Endangered Arts will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Harbour Town Lighthouse, stop by Mingles, and putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hilton Head road trip tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Golf
Highlights from your plan
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace and Colonial Park Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mickve Israel Temple and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island, approximately Tybee Island away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, stroll around Forsyth Park, and contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
Colonial Park Cemetery ©
Colonial Park Cemetery

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City and Ocean Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lightner Museum and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ormond Beach in Ormond Beach (about 56 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in St. Augustine. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach and then admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, then take a stroll through Espanola Way, and then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Augustine in December, with highs in Miami at 81°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then examine the collection at Oldest House & Garden Museum, then get a taste of local nightlife at Sunset Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Key West Garden Club, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery
Oldest House & Garden Museum ©
Oldest House & Garden Museum

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Koreshan State Park, then explore the world behind art at Artis-Naples, and then stop by Waterside Shops. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Clam Pass Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Naples travel route planning tool.

Getting from Key West to Naples by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naples when traveling from Key West in December, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Carrabelle.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Koreshan State Park
Highlights from your plan
Koreshan State Park ©
Koreshan State Park
Artis-Naples ©
Artis-Naples
Waterside Shops ©
Waterside Shops

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Carrabelle

Carrabelle ©
Carrabelle is a city in Franklin County along Florida's Panhandle, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Raney House Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carrabelle trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Naples to Carrabelle with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Naples in December: high temperatures in Carrabelle hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Carrabelle

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, The Raney House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Raney House Museum ©
The Raney House Museum

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Battleship USS ALABAMA. Get in touch with nature at Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead and Johnson Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: B & B Pecan Co. (in Fairhope), Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines & Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium) and Chocolate Corner (in Gulf Shores).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carrabelle to Mobile. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Carrabelle to Mobile. While traveling from Carrabelle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mobile, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, B & B Pecan Co., Chocolate Corner, Johnson Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally do a tasting at NOLA Tropical Winery. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and then meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mobile to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mobile in December, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
NOLA Tropical Winery ©
NOLA Tropical Winery
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 ©
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Galveston

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.
On the 19th (Mon), see a show at Grand 1894 Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Beach, and then stop by Murdochs. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Galveston Island State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from New Orleans to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Galveston to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Galveston Island State Park ©
Galveston Island State Park
Grand 1894 Opera House ©
Grand 1894 Opera House
Murdochs ©
Murdochs

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Children’s Museum of Brownsville. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Padre Island: Brownsville (Gladys Porter Zoo & Brownsville Museum of Fine Art). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Isla Blanca Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island tour planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Galveston in December since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Langtry.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Brownsville
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Isla Blanca Park ©
Isla Blanca Park

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Langtry

Langtry ©
Langtry is an unincorporated community in Val Verde County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll around Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Langtry day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South Padre Island to Langtry. Traveling from South Padre Island in December, expect Langtry to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Langtry

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Visiting Santa Elena Canyon and Lost Mine Trail will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stillwell Store - Hallie's Hall of Fame Museum and Terlingua. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Langtry to Big Bend National Park in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Big Bend National Park can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Stillwell Store - Hallie's Hall of Fame Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Terlingua ©
Terlingua

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