46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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46 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + shuttle:  23​h 15​min
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
Branson
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Boston
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Cody
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  5​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

2
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then steep yourself in history at Montezuma Castle National Monument.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona holiday planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Sedona is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Mountain Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in Sedona to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery ©

3
days
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Let the collections at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and The Anasazi Heritage Center capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cliff Palace and Balcony House. When in Mesa Verde National Park, make a side trip to see Hovenweep National Monument in Cortez, approximately 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Long House.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In September, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 31°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Hovenweep National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

3
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyon Road and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Loretto Chapel and Bandelier National Monument will appeal to history buffs. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see Puye Cliff Dwellings in Espanola, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, view the masterpieces at Monroe Gallery, and cruise along The Plaza.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Fe, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Branson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Puye Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

3
days
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Golden Pioneer Museum. Titanic Museum and Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Thorncrown Chapel (in Eureka Springs) and Mansfield Cemetery (in Mansfield). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Sun) at Silver Dollar City.

Discover how to plan a Branson trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Fe to Branson takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Branson. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Branson, with lows of 18°C. You'll set off for Williamsburg on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Branson

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mansfield, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Thorncrown Chapel, Golden Pioneer Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

3
days
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. Visit Governor's Palace and Historic Christ Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Hanover Tavern (in Hanover), Shirley Plantation (in Charles City) and Menokin (in Warsaw). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg journey website .

Getting from Branson to Williamsburg by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Williamsburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Branson in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Williamsburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Hanover Tavern, Historic Christ Church, Shirley Plantation, Menokin, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Highlights from your plan
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, stroll through Central Park, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

For maps and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Williamsburg to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nantucket.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
days
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Great Point Light, and finally enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse. On the next day, examine the collection at Whaling Museum and then contemplate the long history of Greater Light.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nantucket online holiday planner .

Fly from New York City to Nantucket in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In September, Nantucket is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Nantucket

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

3
days
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marginal Way Walkway and Vaughan Woods State Park. You'll explore and learn at The Breakers and Museum of Fine Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Cliff Walk (in Newport) and Hamilton House (in South Berwick). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Boston trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nantucket to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Boston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Boston

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

South Berwick, Newport, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk

2
days
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in Savannah at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Savannah

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

3
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.
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lotz House Museum and RCA Studio B. Venture out of the city with trips to Dover (Fort Donelson National Battlefield & Fort Donelson National Cemetery). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nashville route builder website .

Getting from Savannah to Nashville by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Savannah in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Nashville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dover, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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.
On the 8th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning website .

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
days
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally explore the world behind art at Whitney Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cody road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Cody takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Cody: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Getting from Cody to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cody to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cody in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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