39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Anchorage
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
9
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Anchorage

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the long history of Eklutna Village Historic Park, tour in style with a train tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Anchorage is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Alaska Standard Time is minus 19 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Anchorage at -4°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Rail Tours
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: American Maple Museum (in Croghan), Lowville (Tug Hill Vineyards & BarkEater Craft Brewery) and Gouverneur Museum (in Gouverneur).

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anchorage to Philadelphia. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Anchorage to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in December: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Wineries Museums Trails

Side Trips

Lowville, Seaway Trail, Home Again Alpaca Farm, Gouverneur Museum, American Maple Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tug Hill Vineyards ©
Tug Hill Vineyards
Otter Creek WInery ©
Otter Creek WInery
American Maple Museum ©
American Maple Museum

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Discover how to plan a Washington DC trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by Old Books on Front Street, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then get your game on at Battle House, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wilmington, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 22nd (Tue), take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, and then stroll the grounds of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at New South Brewing.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach travel planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, Brookgreen Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
New South Brewing ©
New South Brewing
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then stroll the grounds of Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument. Keep things going the next day: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour and then admire all the interesting features of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Charleston sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Charleston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Charleston

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

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and then get your game on at Nomadic.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Charleston in December, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

8
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, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and walk around The High Line.

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

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, New York City is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

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
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stop by Isle Cook Key West, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West driving holiday site .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Key West to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

5
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Go for a jaunt from Miami to Everglades National Park to see Shark Valley Visitor Center about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miami tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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