47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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47 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Natchez
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Vicksburg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
16
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
17
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online holiday maker .

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

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

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Alamo, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to San Antonio, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in June, with highs in San Antonio at 39°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Texas State Capitol and Barton Springs Pool. Get a sense of the local culture at LBJ Presidential Library and Marta Stafford Fine Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Johnson City (Exotic Resort Zoo & Texcetera). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Austin planner .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Austin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Johnson City, Marta Stafford Fine Art
Highlights from your plan
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Get some historical perspective at Longwood and Natchez National Cemetery. Windsor Ruins and Rosalie Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Melrose. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, admire the striking features of First Presbyterian Church, contemplate the long history of Mount Locust Inn & Plantation, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez online trip maker .

Getting from Austin to Natchez by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in June: highs in Natchez hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Windsor Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
Melrose ©
Melrose
Windsor Ruins ©
Windsor Ruins

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nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Visit Vicksburg National Military Park and Vicksburg National Cemetery for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at U.S.S. Cairo Museum and Poverty Point World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Southern Heritage Air Foundation, don't miss a visit to McRaven House, try to win big at Ameristar Casino Vicksburg, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vicksburg journey builder tool .

Drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vicksburg can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Southern Heritage Air Foundation, Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
Poverty Point World Heritage Site ©
Poverty Point World Heritage Site

1
night
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 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then stop by Hatch Show Print, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Vicksburg to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Arrington Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards
Frist Art Museum ©
Frist Art Museum

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 26th (Fri), examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Your Dekalb Farmers Market, and then admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Atlanta tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Nashville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Your Dekalb Farmers Market, Stone Mountain Park, Silver Comet Trail
Highlights from your plan
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Sumter National Monument and Fort Moultrie are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hunting Island Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at One Of A Kind, get a taste of the local shopping with Meyer Vogl Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Principle Gallery Charleston.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Charleston sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fort Moultrie, Hunting Island Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. We've included these beaches for you: Litchfield Beach and Cherry Grove Beach. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Callahan's of Calabash (in Calabash) and Atalaya (in Pawleys Island). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17, brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park, and examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach journey planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Litchfield Beach, Callahan's of Calabash, Cherry Grove Beach, Atalaya
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
National Museum of African American History and Culture has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomb of the Unknowns and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Baltimore (Fort McHenry National Monument & Fell's Point). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baltimore, Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

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Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and Air Mobility Command Museum. Escape the urban bustle at North Wildwood Beach and Sunset Beach. Step out of Cape May to go to Ocean City and see Ocean City Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage Company, browse the exhibits of Emlen Physick Estate, look for gifts at Kona Surf Co., and learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape May itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Cape May takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape May: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sunset Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Kona Surf Co., North Wildwood Beach, Ocean City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Relax by the water at Ocean Grove Beach and 8th Ave Jetty. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Wappingers Falls to see Adams Fairacre Farms about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, explore the galleries of Tiles For America, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cape May to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Adams Fairacre Farms, Ocean Grove Beach, 8th Ave Jetty
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and Albanese Candy Factory. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Chapel of the Resurrection (in Valparaiso) and Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Field Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chicago when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chapel of the Resurrection, Albanese Candy Factory
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Step off the beaten path and head to Downtown Rapid City and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Geology and Days of '76 Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Sturgis (Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House & Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame) and Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (in Lead). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and see the interesting displays at The Journey Museum & Learning Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Chicago to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rapid City, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sturgis, Hill City, Days of '76 Museum, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Days of '76 Museum ©
Days of '76 Museum

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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Shelby American Inc. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rapid City in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and stop by City Lights Booksellers.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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