22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  28​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  10​h 45​min
3
Newport News
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Train:  8​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Perth

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Blue Ridge Estate Winery and Fonthill Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Lakota Wolf Preserve and Historic Huguenot Street. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove), Chuang Yen Monastery (in Carmel) and Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery (in Stroudsburg). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Crossing Vineyards and Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brooklyn Tabernacle, take a stroll through Park Slope, and make a trip to Princeton University Chapel.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Estate Winery, Ocean Grove Beach, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Historic Huguenot Street, Fonthill Castle
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Historic Huguenot Street ©
Historic Huguenot Street
Fonthill Castle ©
Fonthill Castle
Crossing Vineyards and Winery ©
Crossing Vineyards and Winery

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 21 Brix Winery and National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fatima Shrine and Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Jell-O Gallery Museum (in Le Roy), Hidden Valley Animal Adventure (in Varysburg) and Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Marilla Country Store.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Newport News.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Marilla Country Store, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Jell-O Gallery Museum, Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure ©
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

8
nights
Newport News

Newport News ©
Newport News is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hollywood Cemetery and General's Ridge Vineyard and Winery. Popular historic sites such as Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and Berkeley Plantation are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport News: Gauthier Vineyard (in Barhamsville), Corolla (Whalehead Club & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Richmond (Carytown, White House of the Confederacy, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, do a tasting at Silver Hand Meadery, and steep yourself in history at George Wythe House.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Newport News trip maker website .

Getting from Washington DC to Newport News by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Memphis.

Things to do in Newport News

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Corolla, Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
Berkeley Plantation ©
Berkeley Plantation
Petersburg National Battlefield Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Beale Street.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Newport News to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Newport News to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Memphis are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
St. Peter Catholic Church ©
St. Peter Catholic 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.
Get some cultural insight at Faubourg Marigny and Immaculate Conception Church. Visit Lake Lawn Metairie and Hermann-Grima House for their historical value. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Destrehan Plantation, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip website .

Traveling by car from Memphis to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in January, expect New Orleans to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie
Hermann-Grima House ©
Hermann-Grima House

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