22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bandera
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  7​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
5
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Custer
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at The San Antonio River Walk and Natural Bridge Caverns. Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Mission San Jose are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to Fredericksburg to see National Museum of the Pacific War about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the history at Mission Espada, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Antonio. In August, San Antonio is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Bandera.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Bandera

Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, then learn more about the world around you at Bandera Natural History Museum, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bandera online journey planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Bandera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Bandera. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Bandera

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church ©
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
Bandera Natural History Museum ©
Bandera Natural History Museum

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally contemplate the long history of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montgomery online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bandera to Montgomery. In August, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy 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 cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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

Fly from Montgomery to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Montgomery, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Badlands National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Badlands National Park, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and trek along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Custer driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Custer: highs are around 29°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Black Elk Peak, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mandalay Bay Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Custer in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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