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
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 8 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
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Marianna
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Pensacola Beach
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
11
Lake Charles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Balmorhea

Balmorhea ©
Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guadalupe Peak and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Get in touch with nature at Lake Balmorhea and Pinery Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Frijole Ranch & Permian Reef Geology Trail). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park and steep yourself in history at Calera Chapel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Balmorhea attractions app .

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. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Balmorhea to be cooler, temps between 17°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time 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): learn about all things military at Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Fort Lancaster State Historical Park, and then examine the collection at Crockett County Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Eaton Hill Nature Center and then Head underground at Caverns of Sonora.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ozona tour builder tool .

You can drive from Balmorhea to Ozona in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ozona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Dripping Springs.

Things to do in Ozona

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sheffield, Sonora
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hamilton Pool Preserve and Longhorn Cavern State Park. Visiting Cave Without a Name and Guadalupe River State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade Caverns (in Boerne), Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet) and Hye (William Chris Vineyards, Garrison Brothers Distillery, & more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Colorado Bend State Park, experience rural life at Hills of Milk and Honey, make a trip to Jacob's Well Natural Area, and do a tasting at Hawk's Shadow Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dripping Springs tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Ozona to Dripping Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ozona in January since evenings lows in Dripping Springs dip to 5°C. Wrap up 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, Colorado Bend State Park, 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

4
nights
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Silver Beach County Park and Grand Mere State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Wolf Lake Memorial Park and Hammond Lakefront Park and Bird Santuary. Get out of town with these interesting Hammond side-trips: John Husar l&M Canal Trail (in Willow Springs), Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton) and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (in Porter). There's much more to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, stop by Albanese Candy Factory, and take a peaceful walk through Swallow Cliff Stairs.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hammond holiday site .

Explore your travel options from Dripping Springs to Hammond with the Route module. Traveling from Dripping Springs in January, expect Hammond to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Albanese Candy Factory, Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, John Husar l&M Canal Trail, Grand Mere State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Indiana Dunes National Park ©
Indiana Dunes National Park
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Las Olas Beach and Wynwood. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (Anhinga Trail & Shark Valley), Lion Country Safari (in Loxahatchee) and Everglades National Park (in Florida City). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hammond to Miami takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammond to Miami. Traveling from Hammond in January, expect Miami to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Immokalee.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Deering Estate ©
Deering Estate
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

5
nights
Immokalee

Immokalee ©
Immokalee is an unincorporated area and a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. Relax by the water at Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Barefoot Beach Preserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vanderbilt Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Immokalee side-trips: Big Cypress National Preserve (in Ochopee), Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (in Copeland) and Bonita Springs (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Bonita Springs Public Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at CREW Marsh Trails, look for gifts at Immokalee State Farmers' Market, get engrossed in the history at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, and admire the majestic nature at Koreshan State Park.

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You can drive from Miami to Immokalee in 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Immokalee, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lakeland.

Things to do in Immokalee

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Circle B Bar Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sholom Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lakeland side-trips: Withlacoochee State Trail (in Inverness), Highlands Hammock State Park (in Sebring) and Lake Kissimmee State Park (in Lake Wales). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Colt Creek State Park, sample the fine beverages at Yalaha Bootlegging Co., test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and trek along Marshall Hampton Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lakeland trip itinerary site .

Getting from Immokalee to Lakeland by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Immokalee in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lakeland: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake City.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sholom Park, Highlands Hammock State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lake Kissimmee State Park, Marshall Hampton Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park

4
nights
Lake City

Lake City ©
Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, Florida, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sholom Park and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Blue Grotto and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Manatee Springs State Park (in Chiefland), Gainesville (Cellon Oak Park, University of Florida Bat House, & more) and Ichetucknee Springs State Park (in Fort White). It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Osceola National Forest.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lake City online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Lakeland to Lake City in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lakeland in February: high temperatures in Lake City hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Marianna.

Things to do in Lake City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gainesville, Sholom Park, Manatee Springs State Park, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Osceola National Forest ©
Osceola National Forest
Ichetucknee Springs State Park ©
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park

4
nights
Marianna

Marianna ©
Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Florida Caverns State Park and Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area. Step out of the city life by going to Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail and Tate's Hell State Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marianna: Ponce de Leon Springs State Park (in Ponce de Leon) and Chipola River Outfitters (in Altha). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Falling Waters State Park, stroll around Blue Springs Recreational Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Marianna Civil War Battlefield, and admire the majestic nature at Three Rivers State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marianna journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Lake City to Marianna takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. February in Marianna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Marianna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Falling Waters State Park, Chipola River Outfitters, Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, Three Rivers State Park, Tate's Hell State Forest
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

4
nights
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Get outdoors at Gulf Islands National Seashore and Navarre Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: stroll through Pensacola Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Innerlight Surf Shop, and steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pensacola Beach trip planner .

Drive from Marianna to Pensacola Beach in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Navarre, Rollins Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Golden Nugget Casino and Contraband Bayou Golf Club at L'Auberge Du Lac. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Martin and Kisatchie National Forest. Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at L'Auberge Casino Resort, sample the fine beverages at Bayou Rum Distillery, stroll through Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, and tee off at Gray Plantation.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Charles road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pensacola Beach to Lake Charles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Lake Martin, Bayou Rum Distillery, Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, Kisatchie National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Gray Plantation ©
Gray Plantation
Kisatchie National Forest ©
Kisatchie National Forest
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point ©

7
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 Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Get outdoors at Hermann Park and Water Wall. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, stroll around Smither Park, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, and tour the pleasant surroundings at White Oak Bayou Trail.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston planner .

You can 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

Washington-on-the-Brazos, Brazos Bend 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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