21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On your second day here, have fun at San Antonio Western Shooting, then stroll through The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read San Antonio tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Antonio is minus 16 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in San Antonio reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire all the interesting features of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip app .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip app .

You can fly from Austin to Memphis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Austin in September, plan for little chillier days in Memphis, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nashville holiday app .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Memphis in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and make a splash at Dollywood.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg day trip app .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Dollywood
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Saint Louis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, admire the local landmark of Dancing Water Fountain, then get engrossed in the history at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Code.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Branson sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Escape Code ©
Escape Code

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Fly from Branson to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Branson in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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