50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
5
Savannah
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
10
Honolulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

5
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Garden District, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans itinerary app .

Brisbane, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
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.
Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Lotz House Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and admire the landmark architecture of Fontanel Mansion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in December since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Nashville to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Chicago is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

9
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City holiday planner .

You can 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. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in New York City reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Savannah Historic District, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, stop by Savannah Bee Company, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savannah journey planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Savannah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Savannah is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Pulaski National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Historic Savannah Theatre ©
Historic Savannah Theatre

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, stop by C.G. Higgins Confections, don't miss a visit to The Plaza, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Savannah to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savannah to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Savannah in December, with highs in Santa Fe at 6°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and subway from Santa Fe to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

8
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 out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 7°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): trek along Manoa Falls. On the next day, contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, then stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu is minus 3 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with highs in Honolulu at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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