7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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— 1 day
Orange Beach
— 1 night
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Saint Louis
— 1 night



The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 21st (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Jacksonville trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Jacksonville. In November in Jacksonville, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 22nd (Sun), hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a memorable tour with Hummingbird Zipline Course, and finally test your team's savvy at Breakout Games - Orange Beach.

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You can drive from Jacksonville to Orange Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. November in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Orange Beach in November, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Saint Louis, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Alabama travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Louisiana travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Missouri travel guide

Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.