33 days in Continental USA Itinerary

33 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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33 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 15 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
7
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Canberra

15
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx (Bronx Zoo & New York Botanical Garden), Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Jewish Heritage, admire the striking features of Algonquin Hotel, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in panoramic vistas at One World Trade Center.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planner .

Tokyo, Japan to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Tokyo to New York City. In February, New York City is slightly colder than Tokyo - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bronx, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Six Flags Great Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Children's Museum of the Arts ©
Children's Museum of the Arts

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio., and then don't miss a visit to Graceland. On your second day here, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Memphis at 14°C and lows at 2°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Bayou Teche Experience has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mike the Tiger Habitat, and then catch all the local highlights with Bayou Teche Experience.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Baton Rouge takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Memphis in February, things will get a bit warmer in Baton Rouge: highs are around 21°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Oak Alley Plantation, Bayou Teche Experience
Highlights from your plan
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

2
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes French Quarter Bike Tours, Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a memorable tour with Airboat Tours and then get interesting insight from Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in February, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 15°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Airboat Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

2
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 24th (Sat), stroll through Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, and then pause for some photo ops at Veterans Memorial Wall. Keep things going the next day: stop by Sweet Pete's, then steep yourself in history at Fort Clinch State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Jacksonville driving holiday planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Jacksonville in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Jacksonville, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Riley Waterfront Park, then admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

You can drive from Jacksonville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in February: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Battery & White Point Gardens ©
Battery & White Point Gardens
Walking tours

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Enjoy New York City some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planning app .

Fly from Charleston to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in February, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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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