45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toowoomba
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Virginia Beach
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toowoomba

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Tom's Farms, then admire the landmark architecture of Mission Inn Museum, and then browse the different shops at Victoria Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then kick back and relax at The Wedge, and finally stop by Buy Hand.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary planner.

Toowoomba, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toowoomba to Anaheim is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toowoomba in November; daily highs in Anaheim reach 29°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, Mission Inn Museum, The Wedge, Victoria Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Mission Inn Museum ©
Mission Inn Museum
Victoria Gardens ©
Victoria Gardens

2
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 1st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then browse the exhibits of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and then stroll through La Jolla Shores Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder site .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Camarillo Premium Outlets and The Grove. Venture out of the city with trips to Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes) and Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve & Carpinteria State Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Carpinteria, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Running Horse Ranch, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and The Neon Museum. You'll explore and learn at Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Spring Mountains National Recreational Area
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Get outdoors at Kiva Beach and Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina. Let the collections at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and Fourth Ward School Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Homewood Mountain Resort (in Homewood) and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City). The adventure continues: stop by Grass Roots Natural Foods and kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach.

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Drive from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are colder (-8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina, Homewood Mountain Resort, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Fourth Ward School Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Fourth Ward School Museum ©
Fourth Ward School Museum
Homewood Mountain Resort ©
Homewood Mountain Resort

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Mumm Napa and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Head and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Point Reyes Lighthouse (in Point Reyes National Seashore), Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail (in Bodega Bay) and Oxbow Public Market (in Napa). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Bodega Bay, Mumm Napa, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Point Reyes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ponquogue Beach and Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Explore hidden gems such as Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Venture out of the city with trips to Paumanok Vineyards (in Aquebogue), Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum) and St. James General Store (in Saint James). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, do a tasting at Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Alex Ferrone Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Cutchogue, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Ponquogue Beach, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan

8
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery and Silver Hand Meadery. Get some historical perspective at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Williamsburg (Bassett Hall, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, & more), Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Whalehead in Historic Corolla) and Arts of the Albemarle (in Elizabeth City). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, look for gifts at Grave Digger, immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, and do a tasting at Sanctuary Vineyards.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New York City to Virginia Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Virginia Beach are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Grandy, Chrysler Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum, then look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, then look for gifts at Hillsboro Village, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park and then get advice or help at Stones River National Battlefield.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Nashville online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Virginia Beach to Nashville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Virginia Beach to Nashville. In January, daytime highs in Nashville are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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.
On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, then sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and finally take a stroll through Magazine Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in January, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, get some fabulous bargains at Houston Premium Outlets, and then stop by Old Town Spring.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Houston when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 9°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, Houston Premium Outlets, Surfside Beach, Old Town Spring
Highlights from your plan
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Houston Premium Outlets ©
Houston Premium Outlets
Brazosport Museum of Natural Science ©

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