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 + bus:  25​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Aldie
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Blue Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh) and Sandy Hook (Gunnison Beach & Gateway National Recreation). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandy Hook, Jones Beach State Park, Long Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Ford's Theatre, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and finally hunt for treasures at Eastern Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Aldie.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Ford's Theatre ©
Ford's Theatre
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
day
Aldie

Aldie ©
Aldie is an unincorporated community located between Chantilly and Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Sporting Library and Fine Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Oatlands Historic House & Garden, and then get some fabulous bargains at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aldie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Aldie takes an hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Aldie reach 9°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Aldie

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leesburg, National Sporting Library & Museum
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Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets ©
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
National Sporting Library & Museum ©
National Sporting Library & Museum

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Biltmore Estate and Wheels Through Time Transportation. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Chimney Rock State Park. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort (in Cherokee) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Blueridge Parkway, look for gifts at Battery Park Book Exchange, and get some fabulous bargains at Asheville Outlets.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip generator.

Traveling by car from Aldie to Asheville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Asheville are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

1
night
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Blue Ridge trip generator.

You can drive from Asheville to Blue Ridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Blue Ridge can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Shopping
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Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company ©
Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House, and finally stroll through Forsyth Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savannah custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Savannah takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Blue Ridge in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Savannah: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©

1
night
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Ybor City, then examine the collection at The Dalí Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Collection.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampa holiday planner.

Fly from Savannah to Tampa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Savannah in January; daily highs in Tampa reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Petersburg
Highlights from your plan
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Chihuly Collection ©
Chihuly Collection
Ybor City ©
Ybor City

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally take a stroll through Espanola Way. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace and then kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miami itinerary maker.

Getting from Tampa to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

1
night
Key West

Key West
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Ormond Beach. Stetson Mansion and The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Andy Romano Beachfront Park (in Ormond Beach). Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia, enjoy some diversion at E.T. Adventure, and look for gifts at Disney Springs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Key West in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Stetson Mansion, Beach at Daytona Beach, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

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