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New Orleans
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New York City
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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.
Garden District and Royal Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Whitney Plantation. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Brisbane to New Orleans. When traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips

Memphis — 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in November since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Nashville — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Carter House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery and Downtown Franklin. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, admire the natural beauty at Belmont Mansion, and see the interesting displays at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nashville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip

Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the activities along Chicago River, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and finally admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Chicago is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to New York City.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums

New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Patrick's Cathedral and SoHo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Chelsea Market. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and wander the streets of Dumbo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Boston.
Museums · Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Boston — 5 nights


Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and Lizzie Borden House. Shop till you drop at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and C'est Cheese. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Portsmouth Historical Society (in Portsmouth), Newport (The Elms, Ocean Drive Historic District, &more) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through North End, visit Beacon Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old North Church & Historic Site.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boston online trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Boston reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.