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
— 5 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
3
El Paso
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + tram:  4​h
6
Miami
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  18​h
8
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
9
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  33​h
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Third Street Promenade, & more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at The Grove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planning app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Casino at the Venetian ©
Casino at the Venetian
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

3
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. La Vina Winery and Basilica of San Albino are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore El Paso's surroundings by going to Mesilla Book Center (in Mesilla), White Sands National Monument (in Alamogordo) and Las Cruces (New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum & Old Mesilla Village). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park and stroll through El Paso Zoo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Paso road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to El Paso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to El Paso. In December, daily temperatures in El Paso can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Cruces, La Vina Winery, White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
La Vina Winery ©
La Vina Winery

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Do some cultural sightseeing at South Congress Avenue and Texas State Capitol. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market and 6th Street. Change things up with a short trip to Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, admire the striking features of The Driskill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin vacation website .

Getting from El Paso to Austin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from El Paso to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Paso in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Austin, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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.
Do your shopping at Royal Street and Louisiana Music Factory. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and French Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans journey builder site .

Getting from Austin to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

6
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll get in some beach time at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail & Shark Valley), Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, stop by Perfect Gifts South Beach, and wander the streets of Ocean Drive.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Miami online travel route planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for much warmer days in Miami, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Sawgrass Mills, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

4
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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 58 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld Orlando.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, Orlando is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Head to Tiffany & Co. and SoHofor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City tour planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 5°C and -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. The adventure continues: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, see the interesting displays at Swedish American Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner .

Fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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