29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  20​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 1 night
2
Memphis
— 1 night
3
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h 30​min
6
Arlington
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  3​h
7
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Jackson
— Few hours
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
11
Houston
— 2 nights
12
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dallas visit planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Dallas to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Trinity River Audubon Center ©
Trinity River Audubon Center
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip app .

You can fly from Dallas to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Memphis, with lows around 7°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Harriet, then identify plant and animal life at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, and then find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Calhoun.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Minneapolis online trip planner .

Fly from Memphis to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in November, you will find days in Minneapolis are much colder (7°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Cafesjian's Carousel
Highlights from your plan
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Lake Harriet ©
Lake Harriet

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Michigan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and then stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner .

Fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Popular historic sites such as Gateway National Recreation and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters, make a trip to Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Antietam National Battlefield and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get in touch with nature at Fort McHenry National Monument and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from New York City to Arlington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In November in Arlington, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Arlington

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Antietam National Battlefield, Fort McHenry National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 25th (Sun), hike along Little Sugar Creek Greenway and then get outside with The Green. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Mary Jo's Cloth Store and then immerse yourself in nature at Crowders Mountain State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Arlington to Charlotte takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Crowders Mountain State Park, Mary Jo's Cloth Store
Highlights from your plan
Little Sugar Creek Greenway ©
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Crowders Mountain State Park ©
Crowders Mountain State Park
Mary Jo's Cloth Store ©
Mary Jo's Cloth Store

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, stroll through Shelby Park, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Walden Pumpkin Farm and then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Walden Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Walden Pumpkin Farm ©
Walden Pumpkin Farm

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter and then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

few
hours
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson online trip maker .

Drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jackson when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Museum of Art ©
Mississippi Museum of Art

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), meet the residents at Houston Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Houston day trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Houston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Natural Bridge Caverns and Barton Creek Greenbelt. There's lots more to do: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire the striking features of The Driskill, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip website .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in December, Austin is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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