32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  24​h
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Buffalo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Melbourne

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Mardi Gras World. Visit Oak Alley Plantation and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens for their historical value. Step out of New Orleans to go to Slidell and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at immacuLate conception church, and explore the world behind art at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in New Orleans are much colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center and then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for little chillier days in Chicago, with highs around 4°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Field Museum
The Field Museum
Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago Riverwalk
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
days
Cleveland

Cleveland
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Take a break from the city and head to F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm and Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve. Visit West Side Market and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Wade Memorial Chapel, and make a trip to A Christmas Story House.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
Highlights from your plan
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
West Side Market
West Side Market

2
days
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fallingwater and then contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mount Washington, explore and take pictures at Heinz Field, and then take a stroll through The Strip District.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
Carnegie Museum of Natural History ©
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Heinz Field ©
Heinz Field

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Skyline Drive and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Antietam National Battlefield and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, steep yourself in history at Old Stone House, and appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Tomb of the Unknowns, Skyline Drive, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

3
days
Buffalo

Buffalo
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Visiting Letchworth State Park and HoliMont will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbey of the Genesee and Winery of Ellicottville. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph Cathedral & Rectory.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buffalo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Buffalo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Buffalo at 2°C and lows at -4°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ellicottville, Abbey of the Genesee, Letchworth State Park
Highlights from your plan
Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park
Abbey of the Genesee ©
Abbey of the Genesee
HoliMont
HoliMont

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Mill City Museum, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and then do a tasting at Winehaven Winery.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to Minneapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Buffalo to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Buffalo in December, with highs in Minneapolis at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Winehaven Winery, Mall of America, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

4
days
Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Moriah Cemetery and Pawnseum. Step out of the city life by going to Bear Country USA and Black Hills National Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, & more), Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap) and Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road). There's more to do: wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City and see the interesting displays at Founding Fathers Black Hills.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Rapid City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rapid City, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA
Bear Country USA
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 26th (Tue), look for gifts at Harmons City Creek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City tour planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rapid City in December since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Resort
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and The Neon Museum. Get some cultural insight at Titanic and Bodies The Exhibition. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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