36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 7 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online attractions planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Zoo, make a trip to French Quarter, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Murfreesboro (Hazen Brigade Monument & Old Fort Park) and Bowen Plantation House (in Goodlettsville). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip planning 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. Traveling from New Orleans in December, Nashville is much colder at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours

7
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planning site .

Getting from Nashville to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in December, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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

7
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 5th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from New York City in January, with lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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