22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
2
Waco
— 1 night
3
Memphis
— 1 day
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Getty Center. Do your shopping at Hammer Museum and Montana Avenue. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Melrose Trading Post, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions 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. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Waco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Painting with a Twist, then stop by JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Location, and finally browse for treasures at The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Parker State Park, then steep yourself in history at Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, and finally do a tasting at Waco Winery & Vineyards.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Waco trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Waco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Waco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Waco to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Waco

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mexia, JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Location, The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan

1
day
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 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

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Getting from Waco to Memphis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Waco in December, plan for slightly colder days in Memphis, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then view the masterpieces at Gallery 202, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Franklin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Country View Market, view the masterpieces at David Arms Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at The Copper Fox Gallery, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Spring Hill Antique Mall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nashville itinerary planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Nashville are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin, Spring Hill Antique Mall, Country View Market
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2
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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Garden District. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street, and finally make a trip to French Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Nashville in December since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Washington DC by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit cooler (12°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Head to Fifth Avenue and SoHofor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of New York City Hall, and look for gifts at Tiffany & Co..

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Change things up with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand (about 58 minutes away). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
The Mall at Millenia ©
The Mall at Millenia
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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