45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  2​h 45​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
You'll explore and learn at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Delta Cultural Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sun Studio and Helena Confederate Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Horseshoe Casino (in Tunica) and The Lewis Ranch (in Nesbit). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Beale Street, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and look for gifts at Memphis Music.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Memphis, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Memphis is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Helena, The Lewis Ranch, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and KEPart Studio-Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and make a trip to Southernmost Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Key West due to the time zone difference. In December, Key West is much warmer than Memphis - with highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. Step out of Miami to go to Fort Lauderdale and see Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Miami sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Shark Valley, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach at Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach. Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Orlando route planner .

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Miami in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

3
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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at American Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Auburn Heights Preserve, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Powel House.

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

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Classes, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Auburn Heights Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Washington National Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and Newseum. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Chantilly to see Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Washington DC sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

3
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 appreciate Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Storytellers Museum (in Bon Aqua) and Keg Springs Winery (in Hampshire). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Keg Springs Winery, Storytellers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Garden District and Frenchmen Street. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site in Vacherie, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Royal Street, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, make a trip to Jackson Square, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in January, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
St. Mary's Church High Hill and Texas State Capitol will appeal to history buffs. Old Jail Museum and Zedler Mill will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Schulenburg (St. Mary's Church of the Assumption & St. John the Baptist Catholic Church), Texas Wendish Heritage Museum (in Giddings) and Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site (in La Grange). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Austin Nature & Science Center and take in the spiritual surroundings of Radha Madhav Dham.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Austin trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Austin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, Austin is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Austin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Schulenburg, Old Jail Museum, Texas Wendish Heritage Museum, Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, Zedler Mill
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Church High Hill ©
St. Mary's Church High Hill
Old Jail Museum ©
Old Jail Museum
Zedler Mill ©
Zedler Mill

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nights
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 outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Inner Canyon and Canyon Village Marketplace. On the 24th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hoover Dam Bypass and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mob Museum and The Strip. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Castello di Amorosa and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to San Gregorio to see San Gregorio State Beach about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, shop like a local with Union Square, and examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip website .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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