8 days in New York City, Texas & Georgia Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Texas & Georgia Itinerary

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New York City
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Houston
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Atlanta
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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Cockrell Butterfly Center, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and then walk around Buffalo Bayou Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Houston day trip planning site.

Fly from New York City to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Houston is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Houston to be warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 5th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Houston to Atlanta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in January: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.