25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Houston
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
9
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then pause for some photo ops at Freedman's Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas day trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Dallas, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Dallas is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Freedman's Memorial ©
Freedman's Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Houston Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Houston hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Room Escape Games

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 17th (Tue), Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Before you visit San Antonio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

1
night
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 21st (Sat): make a trip to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Memphis trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Austin to Memphis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin in December, expect Memphis to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Nashville are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Science and Industry and Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Nashville in December, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and browse the exhibits of New England Holocaust Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston online route builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Boston reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

6
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from Boston to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Los Angeles. Traveling from Boston in January, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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