12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Miami
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Houston

1
night
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 21st (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans visit planner.

Houston to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get your game on at Nomadic, and get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orlando tour planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Road, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Duncan McClellan Gallery and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampa day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Tampa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Miami in December since evenings lows in Tampa dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tampa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Duncan McClellan Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans
On the 31st (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, and then make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip app .

Traveling by flight from Tampa to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tampa in December, plan for colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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