23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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 Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Willow Beach in Fort Mohave, approximately 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, then wander the streets of Sundance Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Dallas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Dallas. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

1
night
Houston

Houston
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Houston

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then take a stroll through Royal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Memphis Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Memphis Zoo, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

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Traveling by car from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Memphis is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

2
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.
Let the collections at Lotz House Museum and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Downtown Nashville and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: David Arms Gallery (in Franklin) and Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, stroll through Centennial Park, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Find out how to plan Nashville trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Memphis in September, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Bowie Nature Park ©
Bowie Nature Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Step out of the city life by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Point Lookout Beach. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Bronx Zoo, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Point Lookout Beach, 8th Ave Jetty
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in September, San Francisco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toSan Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

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night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 22nd (Sun), take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, make a trip to Melrose Avenue, browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, then appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from San Simeon to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Guitar Center ©
Guitar Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Melrose Trading Post ©
Melrose Trading Post

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