26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rome


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2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of the city life by going to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Lane Motor Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the world behind art at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and finally examine the collection at The George Jones. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Nashville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Graceland. On the 10th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Pink Palace Family of Museums, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and finally make a trip to Graceland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip site .

Fly from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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 outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Audubon Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jackson Square and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Whitney Plantation (in Edgard). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take a stroll through French Quarter, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip builder .

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Institution. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Fort McHenry National Monument will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Burchfield Penney Art Center, then learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Museum of Science, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip app .

Getting from Washington DC to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 2°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Buffalo, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes American Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Grey Towers National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue), Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, trek along Pocono Environmental Education Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ponquogue Beach.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in December, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 3°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pocono Environmental Education Center, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Bushkill Falls, Cattus Island County Park, Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls

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