33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Odessa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The San Francisco Dungeon, Painted Ladies, Mission District, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Mon), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then wander the streets of Mission District, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with The Speakeasy. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, steep yourself in history at Painted Ladies, get your game on at The San Francisco Dungeon, then wander the streets of Chinatown, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at San Francisco Urban Adventures.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planner .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

2
nights
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.
For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Desert Botanical Garden and Heard Museum. Visiting Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Queen Creek Olive Mill will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and Superstition Mountain Museum (in Apache Junction). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden, and hike along Apache Trail Scenic Drive.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Queen Creek Olive Mill, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Apache Trail Scenic Drive, Superstition Mountain Museum, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Saguaro National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Madera Canyon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson journey planner .

Drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Tucson reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

1
night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 15th (Sun), explore the world behind art at El Paso Museum of Art, then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery East, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read El Paso trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Tucson to El Paso takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Cemetery East ©
Evergreen Cemetery East
El Paso Museum of Art ©
El Paso Museum of Art

2
nights
Odessa

Odessa ©
Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Monahans Sandhills State Park, see the interesting displays at Presidential Archives and Leadership Library, and then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge Replica. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at I-20 Wildlife Preserve, then see the interesting displays at The Petroleum Museum, then contemplate the long history of George W. Bush Childhood Home, and finally appreciate the history behind Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip planner .

You can drive from El Paso to Odessa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Odessa. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Midland, Monahans Sandhills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Monahans Sandhills State Park ©
Monahans Sandhills State Park
Stonehenge Replica ©
Stonehenge Replica
George W. Bush Childhood Home ©
George W. Bush Childhood Home

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Texcetera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inks Lake State Park and Inner Space Cavern. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus & Pioneer Museum Complex) and Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Odessa to Austin with the Route module. Traveling from Odessa in September, you will find days in Austin are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Burnet, Texcetera, Inner Space Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©

2
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 21st (Sat): get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then immerse yourself in nature at Brazos Bend State Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, relax in the rural setting at Froberg's Farm, and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston route site .

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Brazos Bend State Park, Froberg's Farm
Highlights from your plan
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, make a trip to Jackson Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans travel planner .

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Lotz House Museum and McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Step off the beaten path and head to The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Cummins Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro) and Fort Donelson National Battlefield (in Dover). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, see the interesting displays at The George Jones, and get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nashville vacation website .

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Stones River National Battlefield, Cummins Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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