17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Escape the urban bustle at Twin Peaks and Baker Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in San Francisco are colder (17°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium

4
days
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

1
day
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then stop by Moonpie General Store, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Charleston vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Charleston reach 19°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument
Nathaniel Russell House
Moonpie General Store

1
day
Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and then shop like a local with Savannah Historic District.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Savannah travel planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then steep yourself in history at Top O' Hill Terrace.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Savannah in January, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O' Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O' Hill Terrace

1
day
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mount Bonnell, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin holiday planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol
Mount Bonnell

1
day
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.
On the 7th (Sun), stroll through The San Antonio River Walk, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepción, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Alamo.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk

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