8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker

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Orange Beach
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Wichita
— 1 night
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Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 1st (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach day trip planning app.

South Bend to Orange Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, Orange Beach is somewhat warmer than South Bend - with highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Nature · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get some jogging in at Woldenberg Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation planning site.

You can drive from Orange Beach to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Orange Beach in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, catch a live performance at Japanese Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a stroll through 6th Street, wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Austin online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Austin are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with Oklahoma City Riversport, then wander the streets of Bricktown, then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Skydance Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Oklahoma City trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Austin to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Oklahoma City when traveling from Austin in June, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wichita.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums

Wichita

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo, then don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains, and then look for gifts at Nifty Nut House. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Great Plains Nature Center and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wichita trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Wichita takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Wichita, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Alabama travel guide

4.3
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

4.3
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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.

Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.