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:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nashville
— 4 nights
car:  5​h 30​min
5
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Visiting Newport Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Newport Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at City Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Myseum and then identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Saint Louis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Saint Louis is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Saint Louis to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Myseum ©
Myseum
City Museum ©
City Museum

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and then putt your heart out at Malibu Jack's Louisville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Louisville itinerary builder site .

Drive from Saint Louis to Louisville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

4
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.
RCA Studio B and Frist Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Natchez Trace Parkway. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, stroll through Belmont Mansion, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Louisville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and American Prohibition Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mickve Israel Temple and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, admire the masterpieces at Telfair Academy, and learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Savannah. Traveling from Nashville in November, expect Savannah to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Center for Civil and Human Rights. Margaret Mitchell House and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Atlanta with a short trip to Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center in Locust Grove, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, admire the masterpieces at Interact Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swan House, and examine the collection at Extreme Dinosaurs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta day trip planning website .

Fly from Savannah to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in November, expect Atlanta to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Wilderness Park, stroll the grounds of Greenwood Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montgomery sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Atlanta to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wilderness Park
Highlights from your plan
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
Equal Justice Initiative ©
Equal Justice Initiative
Greenwood Cemetery ©
Greenwood Cemetery

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Global Wildlife Center. Change things up with a short trip to The Myrtles Plantation in Saint Francisville (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Our Sacred Stories, and take a stroll through Garden District.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Montgomery in November, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center, The Myrtles Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

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