36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  19​h
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly + tram:  4​h 30​min
Miami
— 5 nights
tram + Fly:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Sydney

4
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mineola Nature Preserve and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Get a sense of the local culture at The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository and Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Hill County Courthouse (in Hillsboro), Meridian State Park (in Meridian) and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas sightseeing tool .

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Dallas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Dallas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, AT&T Stadium, Meridian State Park, Mineola Nature Preserve, Hill County Courthouse
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5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Downtown Nashville and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Downtown Franklin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Rippavilla Plantation (in Spring Hill), Lotz House Museum (in Franklin) and Hampshire (Amber Falls Winery & Cellars & Keg Springs Winery). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Short Springs Natural Area, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and engage your brain at Adventure Science Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online trip planner .

Getting from Dallas to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nashville are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in Nashville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hampshire, Franklin, Short Springs Natural Area, Rippavilla Plantation
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

4
days
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Big Cypress National Preserve. Get some cultural insight at Art Deco Historic District and Espanola Way. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Anhinga Trail) and Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, and don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miami tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Nashville to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in December, expect Miami to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades City, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, wander the streets of Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planner.

Getting from Miami to New York City by combination of tram and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Willow Creek Winery and Johnson Estate Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Powder Mills Park and Niagara Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Casa Larga Vineyards (in Rochester), A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard (in Ransomville) and Liberty Vineyards Winery (in Sheridan). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Noble Winery, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, look for gifts at Arrowhead Wine Cellars, and catch all the local highlights with One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls".

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls visit site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Niagara Falls to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -9°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Wineries, #Nature

Side Trips

Westfield, Powder Mills Park, Willow Creek Winery, A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, Casa Larga Vineyards
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Powder Mills Park ©
Powder Mills Park
Johnson Estate Winery ©
Johnson Estate Winery
Liberty Vineyards Winery ©
Liberty Vineyards Winery

3
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, browse the exhibits of Avila Adobe, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Peterson Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Storybook Mountain Vineyards (in Calistoga), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and St. Helena (Sherwin Family Vineyards & V. Sattui Winery). Dedicate the 16th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, do a tasting at Papapietro Perry Winery, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wineries, #Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Calistoga, St. Helena, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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