21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
La Quinta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Quinta.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

26-Mile Bike Path
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26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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La Quinta

La Quinta ©
La Quinta is a resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, specifically in the Coachella Valley between Indian Wells and Indio. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at La Quinta Museum, then tee off at The Golf Club at La Quinta, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our La Quinta trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to La Quinta takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in La Quinta

Golf Outdoors Museums
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The Golf Club at La Quinta ©
The Golf Club at La Quinta
La Quinta Museum ©
La Quinta Museum

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Popular historic sites such as The Strip and Nelson Ghost Town are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, and see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

Drive from La Quinta to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nelson Ghost Town
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Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Titanic ©
Titanic
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponquogue Beach and Alex Ferrone Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Callie's Candy Kitchen or Callie's Pretzel Factory. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Jacks Barn (in Oxford), SteelStacks (in Bethlehem) and Barkley's Gourmet Marketplace (in Flemington). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cupsogue Beach County Park, stop by American Candle, admire all the interesting features of Gateway National Recreation, and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mountainhome, Cutchogue, House Of Candles, Gateway National Recreation, Amazing Olive
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Alex Ferrone Gallery ©
Alex Ferrone Gallery
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lotz House Museum and Lane Motor Museum. Get some historical perspective at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stones River National Battlefield. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (McGavock Confederate Cemetery & Balloon Rides) and Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Hatch Show Print and examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashville journey builder website .

You can fly from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield, Arrington Vineyards
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by A. Schwab. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of The Orpheum Theatre and then get engrossed in the history at Mud Island River Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Mud Island ©
Mud Island

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