27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marin Headlands and San Francisco Bay. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Lands End, engage your brain at Exploratorium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Baha'i House of Worship. Kids will appreciate attractions like Albanese Candy Factory and Silver Beach County Park. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Starved Rock State Park in Utica--about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Chicago, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, buy something for everyone on your list at Water Tower Place, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect Chicago to be much colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Starved Rock State Park, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Baha'i House of Worship, Albanese Candy Factory, Silver Beach County Park
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The Escape Game Chicago ©
The Escape Game Chicago
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 20th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Boston Public Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, then wander the streets of Copley Square, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Minute Man National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Minute Man National Historical Park
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Minute Man National Historical Park ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Met Cloisters and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Hyde Park to see Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in March, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hyde Park
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Wakodahatchee Wetlands. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Las Olas Beach and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton) and Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands (in Boynton Beach). There's lots more to do: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, take in the exciting artwork at Art By Mariano Picos Pelegri, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Deering Estate.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami planner .

You can fly from New York City to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Miami hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Las Olas Beach, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Highlights from your plan
Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Ultimate Swamp Adventures and Kayaking & Canoeing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Street and Immaculate Conception Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Ponchatoula Country Market (in Ponchatoula), Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, shop like a local with Jamie Hayes Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Global Wildlife Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine Church.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans travel app .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in March, you will find days in New Orleans are cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Evergreen Plantation, Global Wildlife Center, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Ponchatoula Country Market, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Kayaking & Canoeing
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Getty Center and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Change things up with a short trip to Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, browse the different shops at The Grove, and look for gifts at Grand Central Market.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for little chillier nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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