15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Birmingham
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Selma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Richmond
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Houston is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. In December, Houston is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham trip website .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Birmingham takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get little chillier in Birmingham: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Selma.

Things to do in Birmingham

Shopping

1
night
Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brown Chapel AME Church and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Selma journey builder website .

Getting from Birmingham to Selma by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Selma can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brown Chapel AME Church ©
Brown Chapel AME Church
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park ©
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 30th (Sun), explore and take pictures at The Bank of America Stadium and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Selma to Charlotte. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Selma to Charlotte due to the time zone difference. December in Charlotte sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
The Bank of America Stadium ©
The Bank of America Stadium

3
nights
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Charlotte to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Charlotte, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then look for gifts at Lore's Chocolates, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary website .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Lore's Chocolates ©
Lore's Chocolates

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Henricus Historical Park, stroll through Maymont, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, look for gifts at For the Love of Chocolate, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Executive Mansion.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Henricus Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Henricus Historical Park ©
Henricus Historical Park
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Executive Mansion ©
Executive Mansion

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night
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Richmond to Fort Worth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Richmond to Fort Worth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Fort Worth: highs are around 16°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District and then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Orleans itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Fort Worth to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Fort Worth in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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