22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly:  23​h
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Cairns

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arlington National Cemetery and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: The Hague Winery (in Hague), Slack Winery (in Ridge) and Loy's Station Covered Bridge (in Thurmont). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder site .

Cairns, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Cairns in May, things will get a bit cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Gettysburg, The Hague Winery, Slack Winery, Loy's Station Covered Bridge, Arlington National Cemetery
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Slack Winery ©
Slack Winery
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mob Museum and Sanders Family Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Pahrump Valley Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Lost City Museum in Overton (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Overton, Pahrump
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Pahrump Valley Winery ©
Pahrump Valley Winery
Sanders Family Winery ©
Sanders Family Winery

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Jackson Square and Royal Street will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, St. Joseph Plantation, & more). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Vacherie
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Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Rippavilla Plantation. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and President James K. Polk Home & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, savor the flavors at Colts Chocolates, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip builder site .

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Nashville to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Rippavilla Plantation, President James K. Polk Home & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
President James K. Polk Home & Museum ©
Rippavilla Plantation ©
Rippavilla Plantation

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gateway National Recreation and Paumanok Vineyards. Explore hidden gems such as Ocean Grove Beach and Belmar Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays), Point Pleasant Beach (Point Pleasant Beach & Jenkinson's Boardwalk) and Seaside Park Beach (in Seaside Park). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to New York City is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, Paumanok Vineyards, Belmar Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Seaside Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Belmar Beach ©
Belmar Beach
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach

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