45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Providence
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hammer Museumfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Venture out of the city with trips to The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Craft & Folk Art Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In December, Los Angeles is little chillier than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Disney Gallery, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bronx Zoo and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Times Square, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Providence.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Old Silver Beach and Hammonasset Beach State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plimoth Plantation and Real Art Ways. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Providence: Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay), Wrentham Village Premium Outlets (in Wrentham) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, don't miss a visit to Mayflower II, appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, and immerse yourself in nature at National Monument to the Forefathers.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Providence holiday planner .

Traveling by car from New York City to Providence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In January in Providence, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Providence

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Plymouth, Falmouth, Hartford, Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Cape Cod Canal
Highlights from your plan
Shining Sea Bikeway ©
Shining Sea Bikeway
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Independence Hall and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get some cultural insight at Brandywine River Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and wander the streets of Society Hill.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip website .

Getting from Providence to Philadelphia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

4
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.
Get outdoors at Chalmette National Historical Park and Audubon Zoo. Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, make a trip to Jackson Square, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to New Orleans. When traveling from Philadelphia in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
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.
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Sundance Square will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Historic District and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth Zoo (in Fort Worth) and Sugar Tree Golf Course (in Lipan). There's still lots to do: stop by Wild Bill's Western Store and take some stellar pictures from Reunion Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dallas, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Sugar Tree Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Zoo ©
Fort Worth Zoo

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. The Neon Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, push the limits with an extreme tour, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas. In January, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Ellinor and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, hit the slopes at Alpental Ski Area, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle journey builder website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Seattle to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Ellinor
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visiting Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip site .

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. In February, Honolulu is warmer than Seattle - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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