11 days in United States Itinerary

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Jacksonville
— 1 night
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Tallahassee
— 1 night
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pensacola
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Jacksonville — 1 night

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then walk around Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jacksonville vacation planner.

Boston to Jacksonville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Boston in December: highs in Jacksonville hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tallahassee.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Tallahassee — 1 night

On the 21st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Tallahassee Antique Car Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tallahassee trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Jacksonville to Tallahassee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Tallahassee sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Shell Island, then kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Gulf World Marine Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, and then browse the different shops at Pier Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Tallahassee to Panama City Beach in 2.5 hours. December in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pensacola.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Pensacola — 2 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, look for gifts at Perdido Key Seafood, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to Veterans Memorial Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Pensacola online visit planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Pensacola in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Pensacola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Dauphin Street.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mobile road trip website.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Mobile takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Mobile sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Carousel Gardens. On the next day, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online visit planner.

You can drive from Mobile to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Mobile in December, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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