20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden District and Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game. Step out of New Orleans to go to Wallace and see Whitney Plantation, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Presbytere, take a stroll through Royal Street, and sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Lauderdale Beach and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Step out of Miami with an excursion to Everglades National Park in Florida City--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, and stroll through South Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miami road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Miami are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are little chillier (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Everglades National Park
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Miami Beach Boardwalk ©
Miami Beach Boardwalk

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and T.R. Gallo West Strand Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park), Wired Gallery (in High Falls) and Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Stokes State Forest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sam's Point Preserve, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Bushkill Falls, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, T.R. Gallo West Strand Park
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oceanside Pier and Old Town Temecula. Venture out of the city with trips to Rainbow Sandals (in San Clemente) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Old Town Temecula, Oceanside Pier, Rainbow Sandals, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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