33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Shiloh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Baker Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Montara State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Head, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Miramar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Gateway National Recreation and Jones Beach State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Gateway National Recreation
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

6
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Charlies Bunion. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and appreciate the views at Cades Cove.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

1
night
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Buford Pusser Home and Museum and then witness the site of a historic battle at Shiloh National Military Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shiloh journey planning website .

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shiloh with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shiloh. In May in Shiloh, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Shiloh

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Buford Pusser Home and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum

3
nights
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 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally stroll through Centennial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nashville online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shiloh to Nashville in 2.5 hours. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as French Quarter and Jackson Square are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and Royal Street. Step out of New Orleans to go to White Castle and see Nottoway Plantation, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Backstreet Cultural Museum, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in New Orleans

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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