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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Wallace--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

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Brisbane, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to New Orleans is minus 16 hours. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Memphis.
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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.
On the 27th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from New Orleans to Memphis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for little chillier nights in Memphis, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.
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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 Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery and Lotz House Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Downtown Franklin and Belmont Mansion. Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Carter House, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Nashville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the activities along Chicago River, then explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk.

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Fly from Nashville to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in November, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Paul's Chapel. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Met Cloisters. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

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Getting from Chicago to New York City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Boston.
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Boston — 5 nights


Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and C'est Cheesefor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Cliff Walk and Ocean Drive Historic District. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), The Elms (in Newport) and Portsmouth Historical Society (in Portsmouth). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Lizzie Borden House, contemplate the long history of Old North Church & Historic Site, wander the streets of North End, and stop by Beacon Hill.

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Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Boston is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.