12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Catoosa
— Few hours
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Tulsa
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Fort Davis
— Few hours
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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
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Waco
— Few hours
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Austin
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You've now added The Gateway Arch to your itinerary. On the 4th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis itinerary maker website.

Pittsburgh to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Catoosa.
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:
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The Gateway Arch ©
Observation Deck
The Gateway Arch
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Catoosa

Catoosa is a city in Rogers and Wagoner counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Blue Whale of Catoosa.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Catoosa trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Catoosa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Saint Louis in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Catoosa, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tulsa.
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Tulsa

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Route 66 Historical Village. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Route 66 Historical Village.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulsa day trip site.

Tulsa is just a short distance from Catoosa. In December, daily temperatures in Tulsa can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amarillo.

Things to do in Tulsa

Historic Sites
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Route 66 Historical Village ©
Historic Walking Area
Route 66 Historical Village
3.5

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day by day itinerary now includes U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, Lighthouse Trail and Cadallic Ranch. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch, get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail, and then wander the streets of U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo tour builder website.

Getting from Tulsa to Amarillo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulsa in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amarillo, with lows of 25°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Fort Davis

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. You've now added Davis Mountains State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Fort Davis takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Amarillo in December, expect nights in Fort Davis to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks · Nature
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Big Bend National Park

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, trek along Lost Mine Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Tuff Canyon Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castolon Historic District.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Davis in December, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 65°F and lows at 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Waco.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Lost Mine Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Lost Mine Trail
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The Window Trail ©
Hiking Trail
The Window Trail
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Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 10th (Thu), stop by Magnolia Market Silos.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Waco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Waco in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Big Bend National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Waco, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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Magnolia Market Silos ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Magnolia Market Silos
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Austin travel planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Austin, with lows of 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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New Orleans

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 12th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans, then walk around Woldenberg Park, then stop by Boutique du Vampyre, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Anatolian Silver. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

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

Traveling by flight from Austin to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in December, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

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The National WWII Museum ©
Must see
The National WWII Museum
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Garden District ©
Historic Walking Area
Garden District
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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect colder with lows of 36°F in Nashville. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Historic Walking Area
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
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