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:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h
3
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
4
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
8
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Get some cultural insight at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, take a stroll through LA Fashion District, browse the collection at Los Angeles Central Library, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation website .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

The Gamble House, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art ©
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House

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.
On the 12th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, examine the collection at The Liberace Museum Collection Tour, and then see the interesting displays at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, then see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, and then see the interesting displays at The Auto Collections.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. You will leave for Denver on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve ©
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
The Auto Collections ©
The Auto Collections

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Black American West Museum and Ralph L. Carr Colorado Justice Center. Let the collections at Denver Firefighters Museum and Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at American Museum of Western Art, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Falling Rock Tap House, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Denver is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around 7°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Wineries
Highlights from your plan
American Museum of Western Art ©
American Museum of Western Art
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum
Black American West Museum ©
Black American West Museum

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 19th (Sun), hike along Grand Promenade, then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tiny Town, then get your bearings at Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center & Museum, and then get your game on at 4D Adventure.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Hot Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Hot Springs is 1 hour. In January, Hot Springs is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tammany Trace and Southdown Plantation & Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center and 1850 House. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Faubourg Marigny, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine Church, contemplate the long history of Gallier House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old St. Patrick's Church.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hot Springs in January, things will get a bit warmer in New Orleans: highs are around 17°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Southdown Plantation & Museum, St. Joseph Plantation, Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Tammany Trace
Highlights from your plan
Faubourg Marigny ©
Faubourg Marigny
1850 House ©
1850 House
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tupelo Automobile Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Get a sense of the local culture at Natchez Trace Pkwy and Corinth Coke Museum. When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Mississippi River State Park in Marianna, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The Orpheum Theatre, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, see the interesting displays at Metal Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Memphis holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect Memphis to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tupelo, Mississippi River State Park, Corinth Coke Museum
Highlights from your plan
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Dixon Gallery & Gardens ©
Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Let the collections at Upper Room and : Gallery of Iconic Guitars capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gallery 202 and Sri Ganesha Temple. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum, make a trip to Rhinestone Wedding Chapel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yazoo Brewing Company, and stroll the grounds of Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville route planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Nashville are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Gallery 202
Highlights from your plan
Patsy Cline Museum ©
Patsy Cline Museum
Yazoo Brewing Company ©
Yazoo Brewing Company

3
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Appreciate the collections at US Army Quartermaster Museum and USS Monitor Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and Virginia Musical Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: Virginia War Museum (in Newport News) and Isle of Wight County Museum (in Smithfield). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Powell House, take in the exciting artwork at Williamsburg Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building, and take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nashville to Williamsburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Williamsburg. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Newport News, US Army Quartermaster Museum, Isle of Wight County Museum, Nelson House
Highlights from your plan
Virginia War Museum ©
Virginia War Museum
George Wythe House ©
George Wythe House
US Army Quartermaster Museum ©
US Army Quartermaster Museum

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