23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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New York City
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Chicago
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Orlando
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and East River Waterfront Esplanade. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), go for a walk through Times Square, contemplate the long history of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to New York City is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Chicago Cultural Centerfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Marquette Building are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online holiday maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and then find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Disney Springs and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Orlando takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Orlando. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Garden District and The National WWII Museum. Head to Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 11th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 13th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hammer Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stop by Craft Contemporary, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.