17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  21 h 15 min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Houston. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old City Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

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Brisbane, Australia to Houston is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect Houston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and finally stroll around Centennial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the views from John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nashville day trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Houston to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Nashville is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown)
Beer Tastings & Tours
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning website.

You can fly from Nashville to Denver in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Denver is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in October: high temperatures in Denver hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 16th (Fri), stroll around Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, and then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Suncrest Orchard Alpacas, experience rural life at Sage Creations Organic Farm, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip maker.

Fly from Denver to Grand Junction in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Grand Junction are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area ©
Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area

3
nights
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 Battlefield Vegas and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, have some family-friendly fun at Apocalypse Vegas, and examine the collection at Shelby American Inc.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Grand Junction to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Grand Junction to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Junction in October, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Food Tours

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Santa Monica State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take an in-depth tour of Lummis Home (El Alisal), and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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