27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
4
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll around Tower of the Americas and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio driving holiday app .

Sydney, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

4
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Visiting Fort McKavett State Historic Site and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of the Pacific War and Agave Gallery Fine Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve (in Mason) and Kerrville (Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc. & James Avery Craftsman). There's still lots to do: stop by Der Kuchen Laden, don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, and stroll through Loop Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in December, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kerrville, Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Fort McKavett State Historic Site ©
Fort McKavett State Historic Site

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 21st (Sat), look for gifts at Waterloo Records and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Austin online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in December, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Waterloo Records ©
Waterloo Records

2
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Austin to South Padre Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Austin in December, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard ©
Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard

4
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post and Charles Lindbergh House and Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mall of America and National Eagle Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: Knoke's Chocolates and Nuts (in Hudson), Eau Galle Cheese Factory Shop (in Durand) and Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery (in Ellsworth). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Target Field, find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel, and take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Minneapolis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from South Padre Island in December; daily highs in Minneapolis reach -2°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eau Galle Cheese, Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Knoke's Chocolates and Nuts, Mall of America, Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center

5
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

5
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.
Attractions like Fort Lauderdale Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Hollywood Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Miami to go to Sunrise and see Sawgrass Mills, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, shop like a local with Aventura Mall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip app .

Do a combination of flight and tram from New York City to Miami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Miami reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades City, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Miami to Los Angeles by combination of tram and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. You will leave for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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