9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
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Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Fort Smith
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birmingham Zoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Birmingham online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Birmingham. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 8th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Birmingham to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Birmingham, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool. On your second day here, wander the streets of 6th Street, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 11th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and then Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Austin to Carlsbad. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Carlsbad hover around 78°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Canyon Road and then explore the ancient world of Bandelier National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at The Candy Lady and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Albuquerque road trip tool .

You can fly from Birmingham to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in October; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canyon Road, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Fort Smith Trolley Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort Smith sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Albuquerque to Fort Smith with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Fort Smith sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trip

Choctaw Casino
Highlights from your plan
Choctaw Casino ©
Choctaw Casino
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery

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