32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Austin
— 5 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Anhinga Trail). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through South Beach, shop like a local with Aventura Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary website .

Melbourne, Australia to Miami is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Miami is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

3
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in December: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

5
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and take a stroll through French Quarter.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in December, plan for warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Houston Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, then stroll through Water Wall, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Williams Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in December: highs in Houston hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (Friedrich Wilderness Park, The Alamo, & more) and National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, admire all the interesting features of University of Texas at Austin, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Austin itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in December, Austin is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio, National Museum of the Pacific War
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

3
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.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for slightly colder days in Dallas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

AT&T Stadium, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, make a trip to Stahl House, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dallas to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, 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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