55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Jensen Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 5 nights
bus:  45​min
8
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Marathon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Salem
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
13
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
14
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Let the collections at The Getty Center and The Hollywood Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach, El Pescador State Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach, admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Hollywood Museum ©
The Hollywood Museum

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Disney Gallery and Founder's Park. You'll get in some beach time at Marina Park and Dana Strands Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Little Corona Beach (in Corona del Mar), Laguna Beach (Table Rock Beach, Victoria Beach, & more) and The Wedge (in Newport Beach). There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, see the interesting displays at Marconi Automotive Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip maker website .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Anaheim

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Marconi Automotive Museum, Dana Strands Beach, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wood's Cove ©
Wood's Cove
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery
Founder's Park ©
Founder's Park

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and Elisabet Ney Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of the Pacific War and Harry Ransom Center. Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (Institute of Texan Cultures, Mission San Jose, & more) and Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards on Main & St. Mary's Catholic Church). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Mexic-Arte Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Austin trip site .

Fly from Anaheim to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and Garden District. Let the collections at Cabildo and Escape My Room New Orleans capture your imagination. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, examine the collection at Backstreet Cultural Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planner .

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at 12th Street Beach, and then kick back and relax at South Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach and then stroll through Hollywood Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from New Orleans to Miami Beach by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. While traveling from New Orleans, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Miami Beach, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jensen Beach.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

2
nights
Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach ©
Jensen Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Waveland Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Lucea Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Riviera Municipal Beach, then kick back and relax at Coral Cove Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herman’s Bay Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jensen Beach attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Jensen Beach takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Jensen Beach can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Jensen Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Riviera Municipal Beach, Santa Lucea Beach, Coral Cove Park
Highlights from your plan
Coral Cove Park ©
Coral Cove Park

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Firehouse Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, stroll through Higgs Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and view the masterpieces at Collections Key West.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Jensen Beach to Key West with the Route module. Traveling from Jensen Beach in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Calusa Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Big Pine Key trip planner .

You can take a bus from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip planner .

Marathon is just a stone's throw from Big Pine Key. In November, daytime highs in Marathon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Marathon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography ©

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll get in some beach time at Oak Island Beach and Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Carolina Beach (in Carolina Beach) and Holden Beach (in Holden Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bald Head Island Beach, get your game on at Battle House, and brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Wilmington takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marathon in November, expect nights in Wilmington to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Bald Head Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Beach ©
Carolina Beach
Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©

6
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Wilmington to New York City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Wilmington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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

6
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Visit Race Point Beach and Long Point for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Peabody Essex Museum and The House of the Seven Gables. Venture out of the city with trips to Corn Hill Beach (in Truro), Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (in Gloucester) and Provincetown (Provincetown Town Hall, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Ogunquit Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, and take a leisurely stroll along Pickering Wharf.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salem vacation builder website .

You can drive from New York City to Salem in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Salem hover around 12°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Provincetown, Ogunquit, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Corn Hill Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Aspen is known for nature, adventure, scenic drive, trails, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aspen day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Salem to Aspen takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Salem to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salem in November since evenings lows in Aspen dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Anderson Ranch Arts Center ©
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Mumm Napa, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, then examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Aspen to St. Helena in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Aspen to St. Helena is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Aspen in November, you will find days in St. Helena are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are much hotter (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Calistoga, Rutherford, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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