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:  20​h 45​min
1
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
11
Houston
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Bartlesville
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
13
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
14
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
15
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
16
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Back Mountain and Natural Bridge Trail. Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Solitary Geyser, Lewis Falls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Rendezvous Mountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Jackson Hole is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Jackson Hole due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 10°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Jackson Hole to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jackson Hole to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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 ©

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hike along Schuylkill River Trail, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Christ Church, then admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally trek along Kelly Drive.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

2
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.
On the 10th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning website .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Brookside Guides and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville online holiday maker .

Getting from Washington DC to Asheville by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Asheville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Carolina Raptor Center, hike along Buzzard Rock Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In May in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Huntersville
Highlights from your plan
Little Sugar Creek Greenway ©
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center

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.
On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then explore the world behind art at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Charlotte to Memphis in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Memphis. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

1
night
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 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

You can plan Nashville trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
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 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then make a trip to Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel planning app .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, examine the collection at USS Kidd, identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, then take an in-depth tour of West Baton Rouge Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Baton Rouge, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Baton Rouge, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

West Baton Rouge Museum
Highlights from your plan
West Baton Rouge Museum ©
West Baton Rouge Museum
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd

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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 20th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then trek along White Oak Bayou Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Houston Audubon.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Houston itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Baton Rouge to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bartlesville.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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Bartlesville

Bartlesville ©
Bartlesville is a city mostly in Washington County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve and then take a peaceful walk through Osage Hills State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bartlesville trip maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Houston to Bartlesville. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Bartlesville reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Bartlesville

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Osage Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve ©
Osage Hills State Park ©
Osage Hills State Park

1
night
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at SiNaCa Studio School of Glass and Gallery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Bartlesville to Fort Worth with the Route module. Traveling from Bartlesville in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Fort Worth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amon Carter Museum of American Art ©
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Fort Worth to Amarillo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Worth in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amarillo, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 24th (Sun), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver trip website .

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Denver is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amarillo in May, with highs in Denver at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bandelier National Monument and Fort Union National Monument. Let the collections at Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc. and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, trek along Dorothy Stewart Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip website .

You can fly from Denver to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: highs in Santa Fe hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Ojito Wilderness, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Fort Union National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument