38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Avila Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online tour planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 33°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

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

4
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: JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters, & more). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Miami day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and tram from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in Miami to be slightly colder, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Coral Gables, Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, JP Outfitters Inc.
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Slough Slog ©
Slough Slog

5
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: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip tool .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

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

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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nashville, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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 8th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

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You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Memphis

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

5
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planning app .

You can fly from Memphis to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Avila Beach.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

1
day
Avila Beach

Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. On the 15th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, enjoy the sea views from Point San Luis Lighthouse, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Avila Beach online holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Avila Beach with the Route module. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Avila Beach, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon day trip planning tool .

Drive from Avila Beach to San Simeon in an hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Avila Beach in October since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara sightseeing planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday site .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens 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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