45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Jackson
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 6 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Intercourse
— 4 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Garden District and French Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like The National WWII Museum and Jamie Hayes Gallery. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and take a stroll through Magazine Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker website.

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in New Orleans are cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

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Jackson

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Original First Baptist Church, view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then steep yourself in history at Eudora Welty House and Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jackson attractions planning tool.

You can drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jackson when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

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 appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Stetson Mansion. Appreciate the collections at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Timothy's Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: DeLand (St. Barnabas Episcopal Church & First Presbyterian Church). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and stop by World of Disney.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Jackson to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jackson to Orlando. Traveling from Jackson in December, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kids will enjoy Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. For shopping fun, head to Aventura Mall or Worth Avenue. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, take a stroll through Espanola Way, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Miami Beach dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

6
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Key West

Conch Republic

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.
For shopping fun, head to 7 Artists & Friends Gallery or The Studios of Key West. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Marathon (Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography & Sombrero Beach) and Big Pine Key (Bahia Honda State Park & Artists in Paradise Gallery). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunset Celebration, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Key West Pottery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will enjoy National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Shop till you drop at Loring Cornish Gallery and Artworks. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and take an in-depth tour of President Lincoln's Cottage.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Intercourse.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Intercourse

Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. For shopping fun, head to Kitchen Kettle Village or Good's Store. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ephrata Cloister and Hans Herr House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pine Hills Antique Mall (in Reinholds), Va La Vineyards (in Avondale) and Conrad Weiser Homestead (in Womelsdorf). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, pick up some local products at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, make a trip to The Old Candle Barn, and sample the tasty concoctions at Independent Brewing Company.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Intercourse trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Intercourse by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Intercourse reach 3°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Intercourse

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Intercourse to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in New York City sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Appreciate the collections at Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center and Niagara Science Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and First Presbyterian Church. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Liberty Vineyards Winery (in Sheridan), Willow Creek Winery (in Silver Creek) and Schulze Vineyards & Winery (in Burt). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Niagara Aerospace Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, make a trip to Third Street Art Alley, and stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip website.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Niagara Falls to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Florida travel guide

4.3
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.