23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  28​h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dunedin

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Get some historical perspective at The Peabody Ducks and Helena Confederate Cemetery. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Delta Cultural Center in Helena, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Memphis holiday builder .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Memphis is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Dunedin to Memphis, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Memphis are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Helena
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The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks
Delta Cultural Center ©
Delta Cultural Center

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum. Get some historical perspective at Garden District and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum (in Patterson) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Cabildo, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Memphis in April, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Patterson, Vacherie, St. Joseph Church and Gardens
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St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect colder evenings in Washington DC when traveling from New Orleans in April, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Cape May Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Philadelphia Museum of Art and East Point Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Forgotten Warriors (in Rio Grande), Blue Eden (in Stone Harbor) and Cape May (World War II Lookout Tower, The Colonial House, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and explore the galleries of Franklin Court.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cape May, Blue Eden, East Point Lighthouse, Forgotten Warriors
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

5
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday maker .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in New York City sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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