9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Valparaiso, Drive to Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
New Orleans
— 1 night
Lake Charles
— 1 night
Oklahoma City
— 3 nights


Gulf Shores — 3 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mobile Carnival Museum and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. You'll get in some beach time at Gulf State Park and Gulf Shores Public Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gulf Shores side-trips: Battleship USS ALABAMA (in Mobile) and Fairhope Municipal Pier (in Fairhope). There's lots more to do: hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores trip app.

New York City to Gulf Shores is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Gulf Shores. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gulf Shores, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

New Orleans — 1 night

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and finally stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Gulf Shores, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lake Charles.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Lake Charles — 1 night

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Children's Museum and then stroll around Sam Houston Jones State Park.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Lake Charles online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lake Charles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in Lake Charles hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Oklahoma City.
Parks · Museums

Oklahoma City — 3 nights

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Attractions like Myriad Botanical Gardens and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, and examine the collection at Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oklahoma City online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lake Charles to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lake Charles in November, expect Oklahoma City to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.