48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Austin
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
9
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
13
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
16
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Chicago to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Cloud Gate ©
Cloud Gate

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. In March, daytime highs in New York City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and then examine the collection at National Archives Museum.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives 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 22nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Reynolds Nature Preserve and then get in on the family fun at SkyView Atlanta.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to Atlanta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Atlanta: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Reynolds Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Reynolds Nature Preserve ©
Reynolds Nature Preserve
SKYVIEW Atlanta ©
SKYVIEW Atlanta

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Valley and Matheson Hammock Park. Visit Art Deco Historic District and Lincoln Road for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood), Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Anhinga Trail). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Shops at Merrick Park, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Atlanta to Miami in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in March: high temperatures in Miami hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Hollywood Beach, Las Olas Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

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Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in March, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rothko Chapel, and then tee off at Hermann Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Houston journey builder .

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect nights in Houston to be little chillier, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Golf Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Water Wall ©
Water Wall
Rothko Chapel ©
Rothko Chapel

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol and then identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Houston in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Austin, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Top O' Hill Terrace and then stroll through Klyde Warren Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip maker .

Fly from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Klyde Warren Park ©
Klyde Warren Park

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Fe online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Dallas to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in April, plan for little chillier days in Santa Fe, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Lookout Studio. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take in a show at Hopi House, get outside with Shoshone Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Fe in April: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art capture your imagination. Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at New York New York Casino, join in the after-dark buzz at Double Down Saloon, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 13th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and then stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel route planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Baker Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature Center at Happy Isles and May Lake Trailhead. On the 23rd (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, hike along Merced Grove, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, and explore the activities along Gaylor Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and stroll through Santa Monica Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art