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
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Houston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lake Charles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hammond
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Pensacola
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Marianna
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Lake City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Lakeland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Immokalee
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Miami
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Balmorhea

Balmorhea ©
Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. Get outdoors at Guadalupe Peak and Pinery Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Balmorhea State Park and Calera Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Balmorhea side-trips: Guadalupe Mountains National Park (in Salt Flat) and Guadalupe Mountains National Park (El Capitan & Permian Reef Geology Trail).

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Sydney, Australia to Balmorhea is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get colder in Balmorhea: highs are around 17°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ozona.

Things to do in Balmorhea

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Toyahvale, Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State 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. On the 8th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, then explore and take pictures at Fort Lancaster State Historical Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverns of Sonora. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Crockett County Museum, see the interesting displays at Old Ice House Ranch Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Eaton Hill Nature Center.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ozona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Balmorhea to Ozona takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ozona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dripping Springs.

Things to do in Ozona

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sonora, Sheffield
Highlights from your plan
Old Ice House Ranch Museum ©
Old Ice House Ranch Museum
Caverns of Sonora ©
Caverns of Sonora
Fort Lancaster State Historical Park ©

5
nights
Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs ©
Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. Explore hidden gems such as Hamilton Pool Preserve and Bell Springs Winery. Visiting Brushy Creek Lake Park and Apple Rock Golf Course will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dripping Springs: Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area (in Boerne), Gorman Falls (in Bend) and Shady Oaks Gun Range (in Cedar Park). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Family Business Beer Company, sample the fine beverages at Treaty Oak Distilling, experience rural life at Hills of Milk and Honey, and do a tasting at Hawk's Shadow Winery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dripping Springs online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ozona to Dripping Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ozona in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dripping Springs, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dripping Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cedar Park, The Bee Cave Sculpture Park, Apple Rock Golf Course, Gorman Falls, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Gorman Falls ©
Gorman Falls
Brushy Creek Lake Park ©
Brushy Creek Lake Park

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial Park and Brazos Bend State Park. Get outdoors at Water Wall and Surfside Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon), Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington) and Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, let the kids burn off some steam at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, and pause for some photo ops at James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyscape.

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Getting from Dripping Springs to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. January in Houston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Railean Rum Distillery, Surfside Beach, Brazos Bend State Park, Big Thicket National Preserve, Washington-on-the-Brazos
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park

4
nights
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. Get outdoors at Kisatchie National Forest and Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crying Eagle Brewing Company and Living The Dream Guide Service. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Charles side-trips: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park (in Jasper), Fort Polk Museum (in Fort Polk) and Holly Beach (in Cameron). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Bayou Rum Distillery and walk around Millennium Park.

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You can drive from Houston to Lake Charles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in January, Lake Charles is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fort Polk Museum, Bayou Rum Distillery, Living The Dream Guide Service, Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, Holly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kisatchie National Forest ©
Kisatchie National Forest
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park ©
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point ©

4
nights
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States, located 45mi east of Baton Rouge and 45mi northwest of New Orleans. Step off the beaten path and head to Global Wildlife Center and The Oaks Golf Club. Step out of the city life by going to Tammany Trace and Tickfaw State Park. Explore Hammond's surroundings by going to Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune), Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center (in Mandeville) and Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tammany Trace, experience rural life at Sunflower Farm and Ranch, and stop by Bayou Booksellers.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hammond trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Lake Charles to Hammond in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hammond are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Folsom, Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center, Crosby Arboretum, Tammany Trace, Tammany Trace
Highlights from your plan
Tickfaw State Park ©
Tickfaw State Park
Global Wildlife Center ©
Global Wildlife Center
Crosby Arboretum ©
Crosby Arboretum

5
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Johnson Beach and Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Historic Pensacola Village. When in Pensacola, make a side trip to see Room Escape Games in Gulf Shores, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve, take in the waterfront activity at H2O Below, don't miss a visit to Plaza De Luna, and identify plant and animal life at Uncle Sandy's Macaw Bird Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pensacola day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hammond to Pensacola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Marianna.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Johnson Beach ©
Johnson Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Marianna

Marianna ©
Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. Visiting Florida Caverns State Park and Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area and Ocheesee Creamery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marianna: E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center (in Freeport), DeFuniak Springs (Defuniak Springs Art Coop & Circle Drive Historic District) and Quail Country Plantation (in Arlington).

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You can drive from Pensacola to Marianna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake City.

Things to do in Marianna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

DeFuniak Springs, E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, Quail Country Plantation, Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, Ocheesee Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Florida Caverns State Park ©
Florida Caverns State Park
Quail Country Plantation ©
Quail Country Plantation
E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center ©
E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center

5
nights
Lake City

Lake City ©
Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, Florida, United States. Get outdoors at University of Florida Bat House and Fanning Springs State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stephen C. Foster State Park and Laura S. Walker State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake City: Gainesville (Sweetwater Wetlands Park, La Chua Trail, & more), Cedar Key (Cemetery Point Park & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge) and Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park (in Olustee). There's more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Halpatter Brewing Company and admire the majestic nature at Big Shoals State Park.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake City trip tool .

You can drive from Marianna to Lake City in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Marianna to Lake City is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lakeland.

Things to do in Lake City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gainesville, Cedar Key, Fanning Springs State Park, Big Shoals State Park, Stephen C. Foster State Park
Highlights from your plan
University of Florida Bat House ©
University of Florida Bat House
Stephen C. Foster State Park ©
Stephen C. Foster State Park

5
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. Step out of the city life by going to Circle B Bar Reserve and Alpaca Magic USA. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Withlacoochee State Trail and Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun. Venture out of the city with trips to Crystal River (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Nature & Wildlife Tours). The adventure continues: stroll around Common Ground Park, make a trip to Munn Park, explore the activities along Lake Hollingsworth, and take a peaceful walk through Marshall Hampton Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lakeland day trip app .

Traveling by car from Lake City to Lakeland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Lake City in February, expect Lakeland to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Immokalee.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Crystal River, Withlacoochee State Trail, Marshall Hampton Reserve, Alpaca Magic USA
Highlights from your plan
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Immokalee

Immokalee is an unincorporated area and a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vanderbilt Beach and Big Cypress National Preserve. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Immokalee: Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (in Copeland), Bonita Springs (Congo River Golf, Cullum’s Bonita Trail, & more) and Fort Myers Beach (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Speed Boats Tours). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Koreshan State Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Immokalee vacation maker website .

Getting from Lakeland to Immokalee by car takes about 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Immokalee

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center, Big Cypress National Preserve, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Las Olas Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and South Beach. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (in Florida City), Loggerhead Marinelife Center (in Juno Beach) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, contemplate the long history of Deering Estate, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Miami road trip planner .

You can drive from Immokalee to Miami in 2 hours. Traveling from Immokalee in February, Miami is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Anhinga Trail, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

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