27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + tram:  23​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. Get some cultural insight at Art Deco Historic District and Collins Avenue. When in Miami, make a side trip to see Gumbo Limbo Trail in Everglades National Park, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, stroll through South Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, and kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Miami is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Miami. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Miami. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Lighthouse Point Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stetson Mansion and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Ponce Inlet to see Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and look for gifts at The LEGO Store.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip planner .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in March, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

4
nights
Washington DC

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.
Washington National Cathedral and Gettysburg National Military Park will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and Tomb of the Unknowns. Change things up with a short trip to Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip site .

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in March, things will get cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at American Museum of Natural History and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation, Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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.
Visiting Audubon Zoo and Fairview-Riverside State Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, make a trip to Jackson Square, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Fairview-Riverside State Park
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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