31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 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
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
7
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 4 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.
On the 30th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, then take a stroll through Sundance Square, and then do a tasting at Lost Oak Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dallas driving holiday planning website .

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 difference when traveling from Sydney to Dallas is minus 16 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Lost Oak Winery
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Lost Oak Winery ©
Lost Oak Winery

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.
On the 1st (Tue), play a few rounds at Hermann Park, then examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary builder .

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) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chalmette National Historical Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Woldenberg Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in September, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Graceland. Popular historic sites such as Beale Street and The Peabody Ducks are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Natchez Trace Pkwy (in Tupelo), Craighead Forest Park (in Jonesboro) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Sun Studio, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stop by Lansky.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis journey builder 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 September, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Memphis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Natchez Trace Pkwy, Craighead Forest Park, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and then walk around Millennium Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in September, with highs in Chicago at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, shop like a local with Country Club Plaza, and then take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City road trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kansas City are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Union Station ©
Union Station

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel. Get outdoors at Canyon Trail and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Taos Pueblo in Taos--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe visit planner .

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, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night 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

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Taos Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Wupatki National Monument and West of the Moon Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: South Kaibab Trail (in Grand Canyon National Park), Spas (in Sedona) and Tusayan General Store (in Tusayan). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, look and learn at Lowell Observatory, and sample the tasty concoctions at Mother Road Brewing Company.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Flagstaff takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Fe in September: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Spas, Tusayan General Store
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday builder app .

Getting from Flagstaff to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Get some historical perspective at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and San Francisco National Cemetery. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, shop like a local with Union Square, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

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