9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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Athens
— 1 day
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Drive to Rickenbacker International Airport, Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Drive to Belton
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Belton
— 1 day
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Athens — 1 day

Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Moonville Tunnel and then admire the masterpieces at Kennedy Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens online travel planner.

Columbus to Athens is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Belton.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Belton — 1 day

Belton is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Killeen-Temple metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Salado Glassworks and then learn about winemaking at Chupacabra Craft Beer & Salado Lone Star Winery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Belton trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Athens to Belton with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Belton hover around 60°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Classes · Shopping
Side Trip

Big Bend National Park — 2 nights

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Get in touch with nature at Lost Mine Trail and The Window Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chisos Mountains and S Rim Trail. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emory Peak.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Belton to Big Bend National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 41°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX, and finally grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library and then Head underground at Inner Space Cavern.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to Austin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.
Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Side Trip

San Antonio — 2 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Alamo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Cave Without a Name, Head underground at Cascade Caverns, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Antonio sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in San Antonio are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.