23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
5
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
8
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and browse the range of quality goods at Macy’s Union Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen tour builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Aspen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Aspen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Aspen at 1°C and lows at -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace, then take in the exciting artwork at SiNaCa Studio School of Glass and Gallery, then see Lifestylez Nails Spa, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Watters Creek. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Mosaic Madness, then stop by The Velvet Angel, then appreciate the history behind Freedman's Memorial, and finally have fun and explore at Museum of Memories.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Dallas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Aspen to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aspen in December, expect Dallas to be warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waxahachie, Lifestylez Nails Spa, Watters Creek, SiNaCa Studio School of Glass and Gallery, Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Mosaic Madness ©
Mosaic Madness
Museum of Memories ©
Museum of Memories

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Royal Street. Keep things going the next day: stop by Louisiana Music Factory, make a trip to Jackson Square, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally make a trip to French Quarter.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans vacation website .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, then admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with HomeGrown Decatur.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Atlanta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

HomeGrown Decatur
Highlights from your plan
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 202, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then stroll around Centennial Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Atlanta to Nashville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Nashville to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Gallery 202 ©
Gallery 202

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Firenze Jewelsfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, race across the water with a speed boat tour, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City holiday builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to New York City in 5.5 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. When traveling from Nashville in December, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
For shopping fun, head to Newbury Street or Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Freedom Trail. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, walk around Boston Public Garden, and wander the streets of North End.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ogunquit
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Fourth Presbyterian Church for their historical value. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Centerfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Swallow Cliff Stairs (in Palos Park) and Veteran Acres Park (in Crystal Lake). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and see the interesting displays at Swedish American Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online attractions planner .

Fly from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Swallow Cliff Stairs, Veteran Acres Park
Highlights from your plan
Veteran Acres Park ©
Veteran Acres Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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