12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library and then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary website .

Tokyo, Japan to Austin is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Austin is minus 15 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Austin: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Houston are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

3
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.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: walk around New Orleans City Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

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

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 33°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nashville holiday maker site .

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Nashville is cooler at night with lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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