36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sacramento
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Attractions like Cockrell Butterfly Center and Kemah Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Space Center Houston and Teo-Chew Temple. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Galveston to see The Strand about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, tee off at Hermann Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Houston sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Houston is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, The Strand
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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.
Get outdoors at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Chalmette National Historical Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Jackson Square and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Royal Street, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

4
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.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Fort Worth Zoo and Dallas World Aquarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Waco (Magnolia Market Silos & Waco Suspension Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas travel website .

Fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Waco, Lifestylez Nails Spa, Fort Worth Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, Willow Beach, Little Finland, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Step out of the city life by going to Safari West and American River Bicycle Trail. For shopping fun, head to Mumm Napa or Oxbow Public Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Sacramento: West End Beach (in Truckee), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Beringer Vineyards, & more) and Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma (in Sonoma). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, get your game on at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sacramento, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma, Castello di Amorosa, Safari West, West End Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Safari West ©
Safari West
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

10
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.
Head to The Grove and Hammer Museumfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Getting from Sacramento to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Sacramento in October, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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