29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lexington
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Perth

7
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seaside Park Beach and Long Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Met Cloisters. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck), Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Washington Square Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel planner.

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Hyde Park, Rockaway Beach, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Seaside Park Beach
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

7
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like James Madison's Montpelier and Gettysburg National Military Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, steep yourself in history at Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and walk around National Mall.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday builder app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, James Madison's Montpelier, Gettysburg National Military Park
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get in touch with nature at Cades Cove and Mount LeConte. Explore hidden gems such as Tennessee Homemade Wines and Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Rockefeller Memorial). And it doesn't end there: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge online journey planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In December in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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.
Popular historic sites such as Downtown Franklin and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lotz House Museum and Downtown Nashville. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House & Carnton) and National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and examine the collection at RCA Studio B.

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

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Nashville are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, National Corvette Museum
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Kentucky Derby Museum. Get some cultural insight at Churchill Downs and Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Maker's Mark (in Loretto), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip site .

Drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Louisville is 1 hour. When traveling from Nashville in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Louisville, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Maker's Mark, Buffalo Trace Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Maker's Mark ©
Maker's Mark
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planning tool .

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Nature
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park