45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  4​h
Miami
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Nocona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
San Angelo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Avila Adobe capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Hampson Museum State Park, then examine the collection at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, and then contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Memphis visit planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Memphis in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Memphis is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Dyess, Hampson Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: South Union Shaker Village (in South Union) and Storytellers Museum (in Bon Aqua). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Nashville sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Union Shaker Village, Lotz House Museum, Storytellers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Garden District and Royal Street. Explore hidden gems such as St. Louis Cathedral and Oak Alley Plantation. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site in Vacherie, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in New Orleans, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lincoln Road. Visiting Shark Valley and Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail will get you outdoors. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and tram from New Orleans to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Miami to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Lincoln Road, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Take a break from the city and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. Truman Little White House and 7 Artists & Friends are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola and then stroll through Stone Mountain Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reynolds Nature Preserve and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pine Mountain Recreation Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Key West to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Key West in January, expect Atlanta to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Reynolds Nature Preserve, Pine Mountain Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Reynolds Nature Preserve ©
Reynolds Nature Preserve

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and Newseum. Change things up with a short trip to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in January, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Powel House, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Visit Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum for their historical value. Visiting Oakland Nature Preserve and Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in DeLand, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get some fabulous bargains at Orlando International Premium Outlets.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Orlando reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nocona.

Things to do in Orlando

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

DeLand, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church ©
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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Nocona

Nocona ©
Nocona is a city along U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Blue Ostrich Winery, see the interesting displays at Tales n Trails Museum, and then examine the collection at Horton's Classic Car Museum. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Frank Buck Zoo, learn about winemaking at Firelight Vineyards, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Center for Animal Research & Education.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nocona trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orlando to Nocona. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, you will find days in Nocona are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Nocona

#Outdoors, #Wineries, #Parks

Side Trips

Blue Ostrich Winery, Frank Buck Zoo, Center for Animal Research & Education, Firelight Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Horton's Classic Car Museum ©
Horton's Classic Car Museum
Tales n Trails Museum ©
Tales n Trails Museum

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Agave Gallery Fine Art, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then identify plant and animal life at Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. On the next day, make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, view the masterpieces at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, then shop like a local with Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., and finally explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Nocona to Fredericksburg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In January, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to San Angelo.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc.
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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San Angelo

San Angelo ©
San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Chadbourne and then ride a horse along San Angelo State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, look for all kinds of wild species at San Angelo Nature Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historical Murals of San Angelo.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Angelo online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Angelo takes 2.5 hours. January in San Angelo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in San Angelo

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Chadbourne
Highlights from your plan
San Angelo Nature Center ©
San Angelo Nature Center
Fort Chadbourne ©
Fort Chadbourne
Historical Murals of San Angelo ©
Historical Murals of San Angelo

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Get outdoors at Lajitas Zipline and Emory Peak. Explore hidden gems such as S Rim Trail and Hoodoos Trailhead. There's more to do: play a few rounds at Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course and admire nature's extreme beauty at Chihuahuan Desert.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Angelo to Big Bend National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Angelo in January since evenings lows in Big Bend National Park dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf
Highlights from your plan
Lajitas Zipline ©
Lajitas Zipline
Emory Peak ©
Emory Peak
Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course ©
Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Hoover Dam Bypass. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mob Museum and Titanic. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, push the limits with an extreme tour, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to Las Vegas takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Bend National Park to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Point, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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