21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
New Smyrna Beach
— 5 nights
— 4 nights
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights


Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 26th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, and finally look for gifts at Barneys New York.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas. Expect colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to New Smyrna Beach.
Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

New Smyrna Beach — 5 nights

New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, located on the central east coast of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. When in New Smyrna Beach, make a side trip to see NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Merritt Island, approximately Merritt Island away.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read New Smyrna Beach online trip maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to New Smyrna Beach by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in New Smyrna Beach reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. You will leave for Miami on the 2nd (Mon).
Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Miami — 4 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Step out of Miami to go to Everglades National Park and see Shark Valley Visitor Center, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, walk around Lincoln Road, have fun and explore at Miami Children's Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miami visit planner.

You can fly from New Smyrna Beach to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from New Smyrna Beach in January, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

New Orleans — 3 nights

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 6th (Fri): stroll around New Orleans City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Miami to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in January; daily highs in New Orleans reach 17°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Palm Springs.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Palm Springs — 2 nights

Change things up with a short trip to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert (about 32 minutes away).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs tour planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Palm Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Palm Springs is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District, and then experience the excitement of It's a Small World. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then admire all the interesting features of Guitar Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Theme Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Parks
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.