28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

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. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Ocean View Park, then make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Santa Monica takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get slightly colder in Santa Monica: highs are around 25°C and lows about 17°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to New York City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Monica to New York City is 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and then take in the pleasant sights at Longwood Gardens. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Nightlife Classes

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

2
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nashville online travel route planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of The Driskill, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin road trip site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Austin to be a bit cooler, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, beaches, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Austin to Honolulu in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Austin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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