26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne


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3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park, and make a trip to Space Needle.

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Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, delve into the mystery of Palette Spring, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Washington DC to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Go for a jaunt from Austin to Hye to see Garrison Brothers Distillery about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, stop by Waterloo Records, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

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Fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Austin: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: trek along The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, browse the exhibits of The Guenther House Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip builder .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
National Museum of the Pacific War ©

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then make a trip to Old Stovepipe Wells.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Death Valley National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in April, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 29°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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