30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Orange Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
15
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 2nd (Thu), get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then get your game on at Urban Axes Austin.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Austin is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Austin, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Austin at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Austin ©
Urban Axes Austin
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Houston.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Houston online journey planner .

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

1
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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Original First Baptist Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Town Brewing Co., then learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle.

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Getting from Houston to Jackson by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in September, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Jackson. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Original First Baptist Church ©
Original First Baptist Church
Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle ©

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stroll around New Orleans City Park, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

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You can drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Jackson in September, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip builder tool .

Drive from New Orleans to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Orange Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
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 9th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville journey planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Orange Beach in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Tours Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 11th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lux Row Distillers, then see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then examine the collection at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Louisville itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Lux Row Distillers
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Lux Row Distillers ©
Lux Row Distillers

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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 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Millican Pictorial History Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kings Mountain National Military Park and then explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.

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Getting from Louisville to Charlotte by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlotte

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millican Pictorial History Museum, Kings Mountain National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Charlotte to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, take a stroll through Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

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You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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 21st (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chicago sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Chicago when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Winona.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): walk around Lake Park, cruise along Garvin Heights, and then explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Winona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chicago to Winona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago in September, Winona is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Winona

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at CHS Field, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Winona to Minneapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trip

CHS Field
Highlights from your plan
CHS Field ©
CHS Field
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes

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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 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour planner.

Fly from Minneapolis to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Las Vegas. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route planning website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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