45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tucson
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
10
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Iolani Palace and Battleship Missouri Memorial. USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, pause for some photo ops at Royal Mausoleum State Monument (Mauna Ala), see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip builder site .

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Honolulu, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Polynesian Cultural Center, Opana Radar Site
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in April, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

4
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You'll explore and learn at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and O.K. Corral. Get some cultural insight at Pima Air and Space Museum and Amerind Foundation Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, get curious at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, and take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson online attractions planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Tucson is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Tucson are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Sahuarita, Amerind Foundation Museum, O.K. Corral
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loretto Chapel and Bandelier National Monument. Popular historic sites such as The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Fort Union National Monument are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Chimayo (Santo Nino Chapel & El Santuario de Chimayo). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, take in the exciting artwork at El Nicho, and make a trip to Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in April, with highs in Santa Fe at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chimayo, Fort Union National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Garden District and The National WWII Museum. Get some historical perspective at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Oak Alley Plantation. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

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You can fly from Santa Fe to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Santa Fe in April, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Carnton (in Franklin), South Union Shaker Village (in South Union) and National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, steep yourself in history at Milky Way Farm, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and admire the masterpieces at Storytellers Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville journey planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect cooler with lows of 11°C in Nashville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Milky Way Farm, Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument, Storytellers Museum, South Union Shaker Village
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Popular historic sites such as Bonaventure Cemetery and Fort Pulaski National Monument are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Webb Military Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Guido Gardens (in Metter), Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Coligny Beach) and Lyons (City hall of Santa Claus & The Chapel of Santa Claus). There's lots more to do: stroll around Forsyth Park, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Second African Baptist Church, and get engrossed in the history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Savannah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Savannah. Traveling from Nashville in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Savannah. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lyons, Hilton Head, Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Guido Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

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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.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Stetson Mansion and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Flagler Beach to see Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park about 1h 40 min away. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Savannah in April, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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nights
Key West

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.
Get some historical perspective at Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Key West trip maker .

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Key West in May, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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