31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Saba
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne


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4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oak Alley Plantation and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: stroll through New Orleans City Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alphonsus, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and Skyline Drive. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Oriole Park at Camden Yards (in Baltimore) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, pause for some photo ops at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in October since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Copper Fox Distillery, Skyline Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Canyon National Park: Marble Canyon (Marble Canyon & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Marble Canyon
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Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, immerse yourself in nature at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then take a pleasant ride with Old West Stables. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Square House Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, then stop by Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store, and finally don't miss a visit to The Charles Goodnight Historical Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amarillo day trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Amarillo in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Amarillo reach 28°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Canyon, Goodnight, Square House Museum, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

1
night
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then look for gifts at Seas the Day. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to University of Texas - Pan American Coastal Studies Lab.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Amarillo to South Padre Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Amarillo in October, plan for a bit warmer days in South Padre Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Strand and Galveston Pocket Park 2. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Galveston Race.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galveston trip planner .

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Padre Island in October since evenings lows in Galveston dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Galveston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
Galveston Island Brewing Company ©
Galveston Island Brewing Company

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the Pacific War and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: San Antonio (Natural Bridge Caverns, San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Old Tunnel State Park, don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, and look for gifts at Lone Star Candy Bar.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Galveston to Fredericksburg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Galveston in October, Fredericksburg is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Saba.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

San Antonio
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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Old Tunnel State Park ©
Old Tunnel State Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
San Saba

San Saba ©
San Saba is a city located in Central Texas. On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum, do a tasting at Spirit of Texas Winery, snap pictures at The Regency Suspension Bridge, then snap pictures at Beveridge Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Wedding Oak Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Wedding Oak Winery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gorman Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Colorado Bend State Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Saba online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Saba takes 1.5 hours. October in San Saba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Saba

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Bend, Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum, Spirit of Texas Winery
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Gorman Falls ©
Gorman Falls
Colorado Bend State Park ©
Colorado Bend State Park
The Regency Suspension Bridge ©
The Regency Suspension Bridge

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Cocoa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet). There's still lots to do: discover the magic at World of Disney and get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Orlando online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Saba to Orlando. The time zone difference when traveling from San Saba to Orlando is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Orlando when traveling from San Saba in October, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Cocoa Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach
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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park ©
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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