8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: McAllen
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McAllen
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Orange
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lafayette
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Bentonville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Jackson
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: McAllen


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McAllen

McAllen ©
McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. On the 22nd (Tue), hike along Mission Hike & Bike Trails, walk around McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the McAllen trip builder site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to McAllen. In October in McAllen, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orange.

Things to do in McAllen

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Mission Hike & Bike Trails, Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle
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Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city in Orange County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, contemplate the long history of W.H. Stark House, then examine the collection at Orangefield Cormier Museum, and finally take a peaceful walk through Blue Elbow Swamp.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orange online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from McAllen to Orange in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In October, Orange is little chillier than McAllen - with highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

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Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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W.H. Stark House ©
W.H. Stark House
Orangefield Cormier Museum ©
Orangefield Cormier Museum

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and finally head outdoors with Lamson Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lafayette travel route planning app .

You can drive from Orange to Lafayette in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bentonville.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadian Memorial, Lake Martin
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Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Lamson Park ©
Lamson Park
Acadian Memorial ©
Acadian Memorial

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Bentonville

Bentonville
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 25th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bentonville sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lafayette to Bentonville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lafayette in October; daily highs in Bentonville reach 72°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bella Vista
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Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, gain insight at Garland County Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Bentonville to Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Bentonville in October, you will find days in Hot Springs are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally don't miss a visit to Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Memphis travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Eudora Welty House and Garden, then trek along Ridgeland Bike Trail, then stroll around Winner's Circle Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Flowood Nature Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jackson trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Jackson are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Flowood, Ridgeland Bike Trail
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Winner's Circle Park ©
Winner's Circle Park
Flowood Nature Park ©
Flowood Nature Park
Eudora Welty House and Garden ©
Eudora Welty House and Garden

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