31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Brisbane
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  20​h 15​min
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
Arlington
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  3​h
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Jackson
— Few hours
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Brisbane

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Dallas

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Dallas at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

1
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Memphis

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.
On the 11th (Sun), try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in November, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Memphis. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Memphis

#Casinos, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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2
days
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, then get in on the family fun at Cafesjian's Carousel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Minneapolis online travel planner .

You can fly from Memphis to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Minneapolis, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cafesjian's Carousel ©
Cafesjian's Carousel

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ohio Street Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago holiday planner .

Getting from Minneapolis to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in November; daily highs in Chicago reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

5
days
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.
Gateway National Recreation and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Narwhal Yacht Charters and Central Park Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in November; daily highs in New York City reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
days
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Robinson Nature Center, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Robinson Nature Center
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National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
days
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tomb of the Unknowns and Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Scott's Run Nature Preserve, enjoy the sea views from Jones Point Lighthouse, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arlington trip site .

Arlington is just a short distance from Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Arlington

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

McLean, Alexandria, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

2
days
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Concord Mills Mall, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lazy 5 Ranch, and then do a tasting at Dennis Vineyards Winery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Billy Graham Library, and then steep yourself in history at President James K. Polk State Historic Site.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte journey planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Arlington to Charlotte in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charlotte

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

The Lazy 5 Ranch, Dennis Vineyards Winery, President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Concord Mills Mall
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The Billy Graham Library ©
The Billy Graham Library
The Lazy 5 Ranch ©
The Lazy 5 Ranch
Dennis Vineyards Winery ©
Dennis Vineyards Winery

2
days
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and finally stroll through Centennial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Nashville online travel planner .

Fly from Charlotte to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in New Orleans, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Zoos & Aquariums
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Jackson

Jackson
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jackson trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jackson, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Houston.

Things to do in Jackson

#Historic Sites

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Hermann Park, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at Sam Houston Park.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Houston tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Jackson to Houston by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Houston, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Sam Houston Park ©
Sam Houston Park

3
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some historical perspective at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of the Pacific War and LBJ Presidential Library. Take a break from Austin with a short trip to Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and raise your glass at 6th Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin visit planner.

Getting from Houston to Austin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Austin, with lows of 8°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Austin

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Museum of the Pacific War, Garrison Brothers Distillery
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©