36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
Richmond
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Boston
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Sydney

5
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Lotz House Museum (in Franklin) and Walden Pumpkin Farm (in Smyrna). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, and browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Franklin, Walden Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry
Beer Tastings & Tours

3
days
Memphis

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Graceland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, and contemplate the long history of Sun Studio..

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio.
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino Baltimore about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Washington DC. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in April: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Takoma Park Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
Lincoln Memorial

3
days
Richmond

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, experience rural life at Maymont, and get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip generator.

You can drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

6
days
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, browse the collection at Boston Public Library, shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Richmond to Boston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Richmond in April, with highs in Boston at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandwich, Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Book Store, Plymouth Rock, Peabody Essex Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park
Freedom Trail

7
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read New Orleans vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to New Orleans. Expect much warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Boston in May, with lows around 26°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
Garden District

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