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:  19​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Dallas Museum of Art. Grapevine Historic Main Street District and Western Heights Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and take a stroll through Bishop Arts District.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Grapevine Historic Main Street District
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then admire the landmark architecture of The Orpheum Theatre, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

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Getting from Dallas to Memphis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Memphis is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Carnton are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Belle Meade Plantation and Carter House. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, and finally shop like a local with Jamie Hayes Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 28th (Mon), examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): wander the streets of SoCo District, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Austin trip website .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in October, Austin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The LINQ Promenade and The Neon Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, have fun at Graceland Wedding Chapel, and try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planning tool .

You can fly from Austin to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Moonlight State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Temecula and see Old Town Temecula, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Santa Monica Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Old Town Temecula, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach

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