18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
+2
train + Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Houston
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  19​h
End: Newcastle

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planner.

Newcastle, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Newcastle to New York City. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Newcastle in March, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then walk around Wissahickon Valley Park. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia travel route builder site .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Jackson Square. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, and finally stroll around New Orleans City Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour builder .

You can fly from Philadelphia to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Houston Museum District, identify plant and animal life at Houston Audubon, then hike along White Oak Bayou Trail, then stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Houston tour planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, then enjoy some diversion at San Antonio Western Shooting, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

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Getting from Houston to San Antonio by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in San Antonio are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Antonio Western Shooting ©
San Antonio Western Shooting
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of The Driskill, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally stop by Central Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Austin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Lombard Street, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Chinatown, examine the collection at Exploratorium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary builder app .

Fly from Austin to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Austin in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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