27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Margaret River
Bus + Fly:  33​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  30​h
End: Margaret River

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.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and tee off at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Margaret River, Australia to New York City is an approximately 33-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Margaret River to New York City, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Schuylkill River Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rodin Museum and Society Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), High Rocks Vista (in Pipersville) and Cape May Bird Observatory (in Cape May Point). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Cynwyd Heritage Trail, trek along Kelly Drive, stroll through Ironton Rail Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Green Lane Nature Center.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planning app .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

D&L Trail, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cynwyd Heritage Trail, High Rocks Vista, Ironton Rail Trail
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Society Hill ©
Society Hill

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Antietam National Battlefield and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Ballenger Creek Linear Trail (in Frederick), Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Appalachian Trail). There's more to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Ballenger Creek Linear Trail, Antietam National Battlefield, Mount Vernon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chalmette National Historical Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Slidell (Tammany Trace & Therapy Charters), Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune) and Tammany Trace (in Abita Springs). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, contemplate the long history of Lalaurie Mansion, and walk around Woldenberg Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Washington DC in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Slidell, Crosby Arboretum, Tammany Trace, Tammany Trace
Highlights from your plan
Chalmette National Historical Park ©
Chalmette National Historical Park
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
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.
Visiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Spring Creek Greenway will get you outdoors. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Cullinan Park (in Sugar Land), Double Lake Recreation Area (in Coldspring) and Texas Wolfdog Project (in Montgomery). There's much more to do: stroll through White Oak Bayou Trail, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, immerse yourself in nature at Barrington Living History Farm, and get your game on at Escape Hunt.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston journey planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Spring Creek Greenway, Texas Wolfdog Project, Cullinan Park, Barrington Living History Farm, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Barrington Living History Farm ©
Barrington Living History Farm
Spring Creek Greenway ©
Spring Creek Greenway

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at ShangriLlama, grab your bike and head to Joe Famer Recreation Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Frontier Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Local Hub Bicycle Co., then get outside with North Richland Hills Centre, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dallas road trip planning website .

You can fly from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, Dallas is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lifestylez Nails Spa, ShangriLlama, North Richland Hills Centre, Frontier Park, Joe Famer Recreation Center
Highlights from your plan
Joe Famer Recreation Center ©
Joe Famer Recreation Center
Frontier Park ©
Frontier Park

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