28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Dallas
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Third Street Promenade and The Grovefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Getty Villa. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Coronado Beach (in Coronado), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): delve into the mystery of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Fredericksburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Fredericksburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Museums

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally take in the history at Mission Espada.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then browse the collection at Harry Ransom Center, and finally admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 are in your itinerary. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see Oak Alley Plantation, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Atlanta History Center and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Center for Civil and Human Rights and High Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum and walk around Piedmont Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta tour planning app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in April since evenings lows in Atlanta dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Washington DC

— 5 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Triangle to see National Museum of the Marine Corps about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in April; daily highs in Washington DC reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters, admire the natural beauty at New York Botanical Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip app.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dallas online road trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Dallas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.