29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Angels Flight Railway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and Petersen Automotive Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get curious at California Science Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning app .

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. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Attractions like Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to Fredericksburg to see National Museum of the Pacific War about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the history at Mission San Juan, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Antonio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to San Antonio, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Texas State Capitol and Elisabet Ney Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Driskill and St. Mary's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, view the masterpieces at Harry Ransom Center, and identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visiting Shark Valley Visitor Center and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Swim with Dolphins (in Key Largo). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, make a trip to Collins Avenue, and see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip maker app .

Fly from Austin to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Austin to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Key Largo, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Curry Mansion. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Crane Point Museum & Nature Center (in Marathon) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West travel planning site .

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April in Key West, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours, Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Escape the urban bustle at Discovery Cove and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Get some cultural insight at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and St James Roman Catholic Cathedral. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Orlando road trip app .

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in April, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit driving holiday planner.

Fly from Orlando to Detroit in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, Detroit is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Graceland, then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Lansky.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Memphis. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in May: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Lansky ©
Lansky

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cistercian Abbey, Top O'Hill Terrace, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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