43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

10
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.
Popular historic sites such as Stetson Mansion and First United Methodist Church are in your itinerary. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Island Grove Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Daytona Beach (Lilian Place Historic House, Beach at Daytona Beach, & more), Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor) and Cocoa Village (in Cocoa). Pack the 30th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a stroll through International Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hangar's Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Ormond Memorial Art Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. November in Orlando sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Crystal River, DeLand, Satellite Beach, Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Trinity Episcopal Church (in Upperville), Shriver House Museum (in Gettysburg) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Drive, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore American Museum of Natural History and The Museum at Bethel Woods. Venture out of the city with trips to Catskill Distilling Company (in Bethel), Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, & more) and Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple (in Glen Spey). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, learn about winemaking at Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room, explore and take pictures at Hawk's Nest Highway, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Bethel, Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room, Lenz Winery, Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Arts and The House of the Seven Gables. Popular historic sites such as Strawbery Banke Museum and Granary Burying Ground are in your itinerary. Step out of Boston to go to Plymouth and see Plimoth Plantation, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, admire the masterpieces at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boston itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Strawbery Banke Museum, The House of the Seven Gables, Plimoth Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Farnsworth House (in Plano), Bachelor Grove Cemetery (in Midlothian) and Prairie States Winery (in Genoa). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and admire the striking features of Marquette Building.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip tool .

Fly from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boston in December, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Prairie States Winery, Farnsworth House, Bachelor Grove Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

6
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Bishop Castle and Old Homestead House Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Pueblo (Center for American Values & Rosemount Museum), Canon City (The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey & Museum of Colorado Prisons) and Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum (in Cripple Creek). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, take an in-depth tour of ANA Money Museum, stroll through Garden of the Gods, and see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in December, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pueblo, Canon City, Cripple Creek, Mueller State Park, Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Counts Kustoms. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Neon Museum and Shelby American Inc. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection in Laughlin, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Strip, get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, get your game on at Dig This, and see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

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You can fly from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Colorado Springs in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through South Carlsbad State Beach, then see the interesting displays at Oceanside Museum of Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Oceanside Pier, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in San Diego at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oceanside, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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