11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Lake Charles
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night

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Houston — 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Space Center Houston has been added to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Houston trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, William P Hobby Airport and Scholes International At Galveston Airport. In December, daytime highs in Houston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lake Charles.
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Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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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. You've now added Millennium Park to your itinerary. On the 29th (Thu), trek along Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, then walk around Millennium Park, and then try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lake Charles trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Houston to Lake Charles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Lake Charles can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for New Orleans.
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Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Trails
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New Orleans — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bourbon Street as well as Royal Street. Change things up with a short trip to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie (about 1 hour away). There's more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Lake Charles in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 3 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. You've now added Lake Martin Rookery to your itinerary. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette driving holiday planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Lafayette. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Houston.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Houston — 1 night

Bayou City

Your day by day itinerary now includes The Menil Collection as well as Beer Can House. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Beer Can House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection and then don't miss a visit to The Galleria.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Houston vacation planner.

You can fly from Lafayette to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel 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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