24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): work some fitness into your day at Centennial Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then look for gifts at Landmark Booksellers, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Nashville. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: highs in Nashville hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, stop by Memphis Music, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Memphis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park, try to win big at Ameristar Casino Vicksburg, and then get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Jackson are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Outlets of Mississippi
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
Old Courthouse ©
Old Courthouse
Outlets of Mississippi ©
Outlets of Mississippi

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.
Get some cultural insight at Garden District and Jackson Square. Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Slidell to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Royal Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Woldenberg Park, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, and get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Jackson in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park and then stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Houston hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, take a stroll through Sundance Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Worth Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dallas are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Dallas to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley road trip app .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Monument Valley takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, then stop by Kachina House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Mount Charleston--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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