51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  20​h 30​min
1
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Columbus
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Monterey is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Monterey due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Monterey to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Moone Tsai Winery & Modus Operandi Cellars) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Riggers Loft Wine Company, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Mt. Clements. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain, trek along Granite Park Trail, stroll through Piegan Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Glacier National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect Glacier National Park to be much colder, temps between 2°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park ©
Piegan Pass ©
Piegan Pass

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Lincoln Park Zoo and Swallow Cliff Stairs. Venture out of the city with trips to Prairie States Winery (in Genoa) and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (in Skokie). There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, take in the exciting artwork at Chicago Cultural Center, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Chicago in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Swallow Cliff Stairs, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Prairie States Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then stroll through Blacklick Woods Metro Park. On the next day, take a stroll through Easton Town Center and then learn about winemaking at Wyandotte Winery.

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

You can fly from Chicago to Columbus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Columbus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Columbus are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Columbus

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, Blacklick Woods Metro Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Blacklick Woods Metro Park ©
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Downtown Nashville and Amber Falls Winery & Cellars. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Keg Springs Winery (in Hampshire), Grinder's Switch Winery (in Centerville) and Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Columbus to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Columbus in February: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Nashville

Wineries Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Hampshire, Lotz House Museum, Bowie Nature Park, Grinder's Switch Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lincoln Road and The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Get outdoors at Shark Valley and South Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail, Pineland Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, shop like a local with Aventura Mall, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner .

Fly from Nashville to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in March, expect nights in Miami to be much hotter, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Baytown Nature Center, then stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Hico. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Houston Audubon, hike along White Oak Bayou Trail, and then wander the streets of Theater District.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Miami to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Houston. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami in March, with highs in Houston at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baytown Nature Center, Historic Downtown Hico
Highlights from your plan
Baytown Nature Center ©
Baytown Nature Center
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Theater District ©
Theater District

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Arapahoe Greenway Trail and then play a few rounds at Sanctuary Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): listen to music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Jeffco Open Space Parks.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Fly from Houston to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in March, expect nights in Denver to be colder, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arapahoe Greenway Trail, Sanctuary Golf Club, Jeffco Open Space Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip app .

Fly from Denver to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Las Vegas. When traveling from Denver in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. You'll get in some beach time at Children's Pool and Black's Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Montana Avenue and The Grove. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, take a stroll through Hancock Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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