17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Cragfont, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Woodlawn Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Storytellers Museum, take a memorable drive along Natchez Trace Parkway, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sri Ganesha Temple, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Nashville to be colder, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Storytellers Hideaway Farm and Museum, Historic Cragfont
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Historic Travellers Rest ©
Historic Travellers Rest
Storytellers Hideaway Farm and Museum ©
Sri Ganesha Temple ©
Sri Ganesha Temple

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Street Beach, and then test your problem-solving skills at Team vs Time. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship, then grab your bike and head to Busse Woods Trail System, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at North Avenue Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago vacation website .

Getting from Nashville to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Baha'i House of Worship, Busse Woods Trail System
Highlights from your plan
Oak Street Beach ©
Oak Street Beach
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Morgan Library & Museum and Gulliver's Gate. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Tarrywile Park & Mansion. And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, wander the streets of Dumbo, get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Green-Wood Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Tarrywile Park & Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
The Morgan Library & Museum ©
The Morgan Library & Museum
Dumbo ©
Dumbo

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gardens Park, wander the streets of Queen Anne Hill, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral, and finally sample the fine beverages at Copperworks Distilling. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, then engage your brain at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burke-Gilman Trail, and finally wander the streets of Fremont.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gardens Park ©
Golden Gardens Park
Burke-Gilman Trail ©
Burke-Gilman Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nelson Ghost Town and Guardian Angel Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Nostalgia Street Rods and Clark County Heritage Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Fire Wave (in Overton), Green Valley Range (in Henderson) and Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway (in Mount Charleston). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and have fun at Strip Gun Club.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey maker .

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Museums Trails

Side Trips

Henderson, Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, Nelson Ghost Town, Fire Wave
Highlights from your plan
Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods
Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tamalpais State Park, then admire the masterpieces at Filoli, then brush up on your military savvy at USS Hornet Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip website .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 9°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mount Tamalpais State Park, USS Hornet Museum, Filoli
Highlights from your plan
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Mount Tamalpais State Park ©
Mount Tamalpais State Park
USS Hornet Museum ©
USS Hornet Museum

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