16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
3
Houston
— 1 night
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
5
Austin
— 2 nights
6
Dallas
— 3 nights
7
Nashville
— 2 nights

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and then find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip maker site.

Washington DC to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
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Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, thenstop by Faulkner House Books, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, thendon't miss a visit to Arcadian Books, and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
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 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Water Wall, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, thenwalk around Smither Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Houston: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, thenpause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, stop by Waterloo Records, thenadmire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Austin tour planning app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Corky's Gaming Bistro, thensee the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll. On the next day, walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then get your game on at iFLY Dallas.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in December: highs in Dallas hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Corky's Gaming Bistro, iFLY Dallas
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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Corky's Gaming Bistro ©
Corky's Gaming Bistro
iFLY Dallas ©
iFLY Dallas

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 3rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, thentest your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), thenexamine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in January, with highs in Nashville at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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