13 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Boston
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New Orleans
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Nashville
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Dallas
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Pentagon, The Wharf, Georgetown, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Melbourne, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Washington DC. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Washington DC are cooler (12°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Boston.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Boston — 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, and finally browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at New England Aquarium, then explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, and finally walk around Boston Common.

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Fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Boston is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

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 25th (Mon): stroll around New Orleans City Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stop by Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Nashville — 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and then look for gifts at Carter Vintage Guitars.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect colder evenings in Nashville when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 2 nights

Big D

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Immersive Gamebox - Grandscape, North Dallas and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

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You can fly from Nashville to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nashville in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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