19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Escondido
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h
3
Houston
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
5
Vero Beach
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Escondido

Escondido ©
Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Mount Soledad and Oceanside Pier will appeal to history buffs. Explore Escondido's surroundings by going to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (in La Jolla), Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage (in Encinitas) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California and head off the coast to Coronado Island.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Escondido trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Escondido is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Escondido at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Escondido

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego, LEGOLAND California, Coronado Island, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pima Air & Space Museum as well as Sabino Canyon. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon and then examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take some stellar pictures from A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), and then ponder the world of politics at Old Pima County Courthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tucson itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Escondido to Tucson in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Escondido to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Escondido in December, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Tucson. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

4
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.
Houston Museum of Natural Science and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at St Francis Wolf Sanctuary and Water Wall. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: George Ranch Historical Park (in Richmond) and Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site (in Anderson). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sam Houston Park, ponder the world of politics at Houston City Hall, and explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston online itinerary creator.

Fly from Tucson to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Houston. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in December since evenings lows in Houston dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, George Ranch Historical Park, St Francis Wolf Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary ©
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel planner.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in December, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Vero Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

3
nights
Vero Beach

Vero Beach ©
Vero Beach is a city in, and the seat of Indian River County, Florida, United States. Attractions like Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Cocoa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cocoa Beach Pier (in Cocoa Beach), Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Jupiter) and Longboard house (in Indialantic). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Ft Pierce Inlet State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vero Beach trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from New Orleans to Vero Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New Orleans to Vero Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Vero Beach, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vero Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach, Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Sebastian Inlet State Park
Highlights from your plan
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

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