59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Balmorhea
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ozona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Dripping Springs
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Hammond
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Immokalee
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Lakeland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Lake City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Marianna
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Pensacola
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Lake Charles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Houston
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Balmorhea

Balmorhea ©
Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. Visiting Guadalupe Peak and Guadalupe Mountains National Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Balmorhea and Balmorhea State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Balmorhea side-trips: Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Frijole Ranch, Pinery Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Calera Chapel.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Balmorhea trip itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Balmorhea is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Balmorhea due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Balmorhea at 17°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ozona.

Things to do in Balmorhea

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Toyahvale, Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park ©
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

2
nights
Ozona

Ozona ©
Ozona is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) that serves as the county seat of Crockett County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Fort Lancaster State Historical Park, and then examine the collection at Crockett County Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Eaton Hill Nature Center and then Head underground at Caverns of Sonora.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Ozona day trip site .

You can drive from Balmorhea to Ozona in 2.5 hours. In January in Ozona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dripping Springs.

Things to do in Ozona

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sonora, Sheffield
Highlights from your plan
Caverns of Sonora ©
Caverns of Sonora
Fort Lancaster State Historical Park ©
Crockett County Museum ©
Crockett County Museum

5
nights
Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs ©
Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. Step out of the city life by going to Hamilton Pool Preserve and Colorado Bend State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Garrison Brothers Distillery and Longhorn Cavern State Park. Explore Dripping Springs' surroundings by going to Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet), Boerne (Cascade Caverns & Cave Without a Name) and Hye (William Chris Vineyards & Calais Winery). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Pedernales Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Solstice Gardens, learn about winemaking at Bell Springs Winery, and hike along Jacob's Well Natural Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dripping Springs trip itinerary website .

Drive from Ozona to Dripping Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ozona in January since evenings lows in Dripping Springs dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Dripping Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hye, Burnet, Boerne, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Guadalupe River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

2
nights
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): grab your bike and head to John Husar l&M Canal Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Wolf Lake Memorial Park, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond. On your second day here, look for gifts at Albanese Candy Factory, then head outdoors with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and then admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hammond trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Dripping Springs to Hammond with the Route module. In January, Hammond is colder than Dripping Springs - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Indiana Dunes National Park, John Husar l&M Canal Trail, Indiana Dunes State Park, Albanese Candy Factory
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Lake Memorial Park ©
Wolf Lake Memorial Park
Indiana Dunes National Park ©
Indiana Dunes National Park
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Las Olas Beach and South Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (in Florida City), Lion Country Safari (in Loxahatchee) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, take a stroll through Wynwood, and steep yourself in history at Deering Estate.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Miami trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hammond to Miami in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammond to Miami is 1 hour. Traveling from Hammond in January, things will get much warmer in Miami: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Immokalee.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Lion Country Safari, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Everglades National Park, Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Wynwood ©
Wynwood
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

5
nights
Immokalee

Immokalee is an unincorporated area and a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Get outdoors at Vanderbilt Beach and Big Cypress National Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting Immokalee side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Everglades City), Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (in Copeland) and Bonita Springs (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Bonita Springs Public Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Koreshan State Park, take an in-depth tour of Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at CREW Marsh Trails, and look for gifts at Immokalee State Farmers' Market.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Immokalee online vacation planner .

Drive from Miami to Immokalee in 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in January, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Immokalee. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lakeland.

Things to do in Immokalee

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonita Springs, Big Cypress National Preserve, Vanderbilt Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Koreshan State Park
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Bonita Springs Public Beach ©
Bonita Springs Public Beach

5
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Escape the urban bustle at Circle B Bar Reserve and Highlands Hammock State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lakeland: Lake Kissimmee State Park (in Lake Wales), Withlacoochee State Trail (in Inverness) and Sholom Park (in Ocala). There's still lots to do: explore by horseback at Colt Creek State Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a peaceful walk through Marshall Hampton Reserve, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Yalaha Bootlegging Co..

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lakeland trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Immokalee to Lakeland takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Immokalee in January, with highs in Lakeland at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake City.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Lake Kissimmee State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marshall Hampton Reserve, Yalaha Bootlegging Co.
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park

5
nights
Lake City

Lake City ©
Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, Florida, United States. Visiting Sholom Park and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Grotto and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake City: Gainesville (University of Florida Bat House & Butterfly Rainforest), Ichetucknee Springs State Park (in Fort White) and Manatee Springs State Park (in Chiefland). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Rainbow Springs State Park and cruise along Osceola National Forest.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lake City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lakeland to Lake City takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lakeland in February, with highs in Lake City at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Marianna.

Things to do in Lake City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gainesville, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Sholom Park, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Manatee Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Osceola National Forest ©
Osceola National Forest
Ichetucknee Springs State Park ©
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Rainbow Springs State Park ©
Rainbow Springs State Park

4
nights
Marianna

Marianna ©
Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Florida Caverns State Park and Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail and Falling Waters State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marianna: Ponce de Leon Springs State Park (in Ponce de Leon), Tate's Hell State Forest (in Carrabelle) and Chipola River Outfitters (in Altha). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Three Rivers State Park, make a trip to Marianna Civil War Battlefield, and stroll around Blue Springs Recreational Park.

Planning Marianna trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Lake City to Marianna in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lake City to Marianna due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Marianna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chipola River Outfitters, Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, Tate's Hell State Forest, Falling Waters State Park, Three Rivers State Park
Highlights from your plan
Florida Caverns State Park ©
Florida Caverns State Park
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park ©
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park
Falling Waters State Park ©
Falling Waters State Park

6
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
We've included these beaches for you: Johnson Beach and Gulf State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Gulf Islands National Seashore and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Pensacola: Navarre Beach (in Navarre), Eden Gardens State Park (in Point Washington) and Grayton Beach State Park (in Grayton Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach, take a memorable drive along The Graffiti Bridge, deepen your knowledge of military history at Pensacola Naval Air Station, and step off the mainland to explore Santa Rosa Island.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pensacola road trip planning app .

You can drive from Marianna to Pensacola in 2 hours. February in Pensacola sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, Navarre Beach, Grayton Beach State Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Grayton Beach State Park ©
Grayton Beach State Park

4
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Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, situated almost entirely within the Lake Charles city limits. Explore hidden gems such as Golden Nugget Casino and Lake Martin. Visiting Gray Plantation and Kisatchie National Forest will get you outdoors. Take a break from Lake Charles with a short trip to Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Lafayette, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: try your luck at L'Auberge Casino Resort, stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Crying Eagle Brewing Company, and trek along Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lake Charles trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pensacola to Lake Charles in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Lake Charles are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Lake Martin, Kisatchie National Forest, Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
Highlights from your plan
Gray Plantation ©
Gray Plantation
Kisatchie National Forest ©
Kisatchie National Forest
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point ©

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Memorial Park and Water Wall. Get in touch with nature at Hermann Park and Cockrell Butterfly Center. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington), Lake Livingston State Park (in Livingston) and Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, trek along Arthur Storey Park, grab your bike and head to Terry Hersey Park, and explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Houston online day trip planner .

Drive from Lake Charles to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Brazos Bend State Park, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Lake Livingston State Park
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park

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