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
1
Dallas
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Orlando
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Tulsa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Roswell
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Winslow
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
El Paso
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Train:  30​min
14
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
15
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
16
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dallas using our trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Dallas. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Dallas to be colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then look for gifts at Hatch Show Print.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Nashville tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Dallas to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Nashville to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Hatch Show Print ©
Hatch Show Print

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 29th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then stop by Bass Pro Shop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Birmingham online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or fly. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Birmingham, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bass Pro Shop
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Bass Pro Shop ©
Bass Pro Shop

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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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 31st (Mon) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld Orlando.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planning app .

Fly from Birmingham to Orlando in 4 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, Orlando is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art and then admire all the interesting features of ONEOK Field.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tulsa trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Tulsa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Tulsa is minus 1 hour. In January, Tulsa is cooler than Orlando - with highs of 11°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
ONEOK Field ©
ONEOK Field

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Roswell

Roswell
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Roswell online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Tulsa to Roswell in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Roswell due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Roswell can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. You will leave for Amarillo on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Nature

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): meet the residents at Amarillo Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip planner .

Getting from Roswell to Amarillo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Roswell to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center ©
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
Amarillo Zoo ©
Amarillo Zoo
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

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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.
The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian or Barneys New York. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get interesting insight from Tours, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from Amarillo to Las Vegas in 3.5 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. Traveling from Amarillo in January, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lion Habitat Ranch, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Tusayan Museum. Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor plenty of shopping. On the 13th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Winslow travel route planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Winslow by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Winslow can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Desert Botanical Garden and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Winslow to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Winslow, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 20th (Sun), revel in the low prices at The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso and then contemplate the long history of Magoffin Home State Historic Site.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Paso route maker .

You can fly from Phoenix to El Paso in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in January: high temperatures in El Paso hover around 17°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in El Paso

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso
Highlights from your plan
The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso ©
The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso
Magoffin Home State Historic Site ©
Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Avila Adobe. Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey planner .

You can fly from El Paso to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from El Paso in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. It doesn't end there: try out the rides at Downtown Disney.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim trip itinerary maker site .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In January in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kailua-Kona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Kailua-Kona in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Anaheim to Kailua-Kona is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anaheim in January: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Waimea Bay. Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at Iolani Palace, and kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In February in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park