23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Beaumont
— 1 night
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Galveston
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Waco
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Jackson
— 1 night
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Pensacola Beach
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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New Orleans — 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll around New Orleans Musical Legends Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get a new perspective on things with Louisiana Tour Company.

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Frankfurt, Germany to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Frankfurt to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in October, with highs in New Orleans at 22°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 2 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, get a dose of the wild on The Atchafalaya Experience, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Lafayette journey planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Lafayette: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Beaumont.
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Beaumont — 1 night

On the 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Gator Country and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Beaumont trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Lafayette to Beaumont in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Beaumont are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galveston.
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Galveston — 3 nights

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like 1892 Bishop's Palace and The Strand. When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, approximately Kemah away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, browse the exhibits of Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galveston planning website.

Traveling by car from Beaumont to Galveston takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Beaumont in October, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): browse the exhibits of Cockrell Butterfly Center, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

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Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Waco.
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Waco — 1 night

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Brazos Valley Cheese, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo.

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You can fly from Houston to Waco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Waco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dallas.
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Dallas — 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Texas. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In October, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Memphis.
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Memphis — 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Memphis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect Memphis to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.
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Jackson — 1 night

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eudora Welty House and Garden, get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Mississippi Children's Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jackson trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Memphis to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. October in Jackson sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Pensacola Beach on the 29th (Sat).
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Pensacola Beach — 5 nights

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Navarre Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pensacola Beach: Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (in Navarre), Beach Jerky (in Orange Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Perdido Key). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, meet the residents at The Gulf Breeze ZOO, and steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Pensacola Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In October in Pensacola Beach, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then visit Garden District. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey planner.

Getting from Pensacola Beach to New Orleans by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Pensacola Beach in November: highs in New Orleans hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) 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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Galveston Island travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.
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