12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
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Portland
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 1 day
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Austin
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Portland — 2 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 22nd (Thu), walk around Laurelhurst Park, walk around Mount Tabor Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Willamette River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Portland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 1 day

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Portland to New York City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Portland in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 1 night

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach holiday builder site.

You can fly from New York City to Panama City Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Panama City Beach hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 1 night

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to New Orleans. Traveling from Panama City Beach in September, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Austin.
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Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Discover how to plan a Austin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
The Getty Center and Norton Simon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Austin to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In September, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.
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