28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
8
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to iFLY Dallas (in Frisco) and Fort Worth (Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery & Kimbell Art Museum). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Dallas at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace, The Escape Game Dallas, iFLY Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): browse the collection at Lanier Theological Library, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Houston, then stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Houston Museum District.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Houston itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, wander the streets of Garden District, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
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 5th (Sat): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nashville using our trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect cooler with lows of 19°C in Nashville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the galleries of Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then stop by Lansky, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Sun Studio.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip maker tool .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chicago tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Memphis in September; daily highs in Chicago reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 12th (Sat), have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, then sample the fine beverages at Holladay Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Estate. On your second day here, learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Kansas City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Independence, Holladay Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): trek along Canyon Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. Keep things going the next day: stop by El Nicho, take in the exciting artwork at Keshi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jemez Mountains.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kansas City to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Jemez Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Keshi ©
Keshi

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Flagstaff side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Bright Angel Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Flagstaff Extreme.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Flagstaff itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Flagstaff takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect Flagstaff to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal

5
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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