43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro), iFLY Dallas (in Frisco) and Corky's Gaming Bistro (in Grapevine). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and get outside with Texas Greenbelt Trinity River Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dallas trip builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Dallas

Fun & Games Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Grapevine, Irving, Fort Worth, Vitruvian Park, iFLY Dallas
Highlights from your plan
Corky's Gaming Bistro ©
Corky's Gaming Bistro
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas ©
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

6
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 out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Cedar Sink Trail, Mammoth Cave, & more). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nashville travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Nashville to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Franklin, Casey Jones Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Little Round Top), Frederick (Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, Dragon Distillery, LLC, & more) and Sagamore Spirit Distillery (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at White House, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Frederick, Gettysburg, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Little Library
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, New York City is little chillier at night with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

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
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale (in Davie), Everglades National Park (Slough Slog, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more) and Thalatta Estate Park (in Palmetto Bay). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from New York City to Miami in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Miami hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Key Largo, Coral Gables, Oleta River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

9
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.
Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. In January, New Orleans is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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