17 days in United States & Monterrey Itinerary

17 days in United States & Monterrey Itinerary

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17 days in United States & Monterrey Itinerary

Start: Monterrey, Mexico
1
Monterrey, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Austin, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Miami, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Monterrey, Mexico

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Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at D'GARHETI Gallery Boutique, stroll around Parque Ecologico Chipinque, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas de Garcia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de Santa Lucia, stroll around Parque Fundidora, and then browse the different shops at Galerias Valle Oriente.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Monterrey online trip maker .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are General Mariano Escobedo International Airport and Plan De Guadalupe International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grutas de Garcia ©
Grutas de Garcia
D'GARHETI Gallery Boutique ©
D'GARHETI Gallery Boutique
Galerias Valle Oriente ©
Galerias Valle Oriente

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Austin, United States

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stop by Waterloo Records, then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, then explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern, and finally get great views at Mount Bonnell.

Plan trip to Austin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and car from Monterrey to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Austin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Inner Space Cavern
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Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern

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New Orleans, United States

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, and put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Austin to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures

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nights
Orlando, United States

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.
Head to Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and World of Disneyfor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Discovery Cove and Hightower Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Marshall Hampton Reserve (in Winter Haven), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and Circle B Bar Reserve (in Lakeland). There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Orlando using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hightower Beach Park, Marshall Hampton Reserve, Fishing Charters & Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Circle B Bar Reserve
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Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
Fishing Charters & Tours
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve

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Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Attractions like Hollywood Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Valley Visitor Center and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park), Key Largo (Florida Keys Visitor Center & Swim with Dolphins) and Jupiter (Delaware Scrub Natural Area & Busch Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and stroll through Las Olas Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Miami hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park, Jupiter, Wakodahatchee Wetlands
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Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach

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