55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Hilo
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
12
Lahaina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Honolulu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mission San Jose and Gruene Historic District. The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War, Main Street, & more). There's more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk and contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum.

Discover how to plan a San Antonio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like LBJ Presidential Library and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Get a sense of the local culture at Bullock Texas State History Museum and Elisabet Ney Museum. There's still lots to do: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, view the masterpieces at Harry Ransom Center, and wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Austin route planner .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

1
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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, steep yourself in history at Longwood, then contemplate the long history of Rosalie Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Natchez day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Austin to Natchez in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May in Natchez, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
Stanton Hall ©
Stanton Hall

11
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.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Whitney Plantation and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Baton Rouge (Louisiana's Old State Capitol, USS Kidd, & more). Spend the 14th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Natchez in May, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Evergreen Plantation, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Global Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some cultural insight at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. Shop till you drop at Savannah Historic District and Signature Gallery. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Fort King George State Historic Site (in Darien) and Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation (in Brunswick). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Andrew Low House, and brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Savannah takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Savannah, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Savannah are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, Fort King George State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, learn more about the world around you at The Charleston Museum, then contemplate the long history of Heyward-Washington House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Sullivan's Island Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, contemplate the long history of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, then get engrossed in the history at Confederate Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Circular Congregational Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Principle Gallery Charleston.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston itinerary maker .

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sullivan's Island
Highlights from your plan
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hopsewee Plantation and Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Hampton Plantation State Historic Site (in Georgetown) and Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, take in the exciting artwork at MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet, and brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach day trip planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Georgetown, Litchfield Beach, Cherry Grove Beach, MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hopsewee Plantation ©
Hopsewee Plantation
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach

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nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Do your shopping at The Twisted Vessel and Smoky Mountain Cat House. You'll explore and learn at Bush's Beans Visitor Center and Titanic Museum Attraction. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Rockefeller Memorial). There's still lots to do: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and examine the collection at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Pigeon Forge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Myrtle Beach in May since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Stones River National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Lotz House Museum and Frist Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Loretta Lynn's Ranch (in Hurricane Mills) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, and admire all the interesting features of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Stones River National Battlefield, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Casey Jones Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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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.
Visit Venice Canals Walkway and Hollywood Forever Cemetery for their historical value. Head to The Grove and Grand Central Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip planner .

Fly from Nashville to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nashville in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Step out of the city life by going to Waipio Valley and Rainbow Falls. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Reeds Bay Beach Park and Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Step out of Hilo with an excursion to Kalapana in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Banyan Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Boiling Pots, and admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Hilo takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Hilo is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Hilo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waipio Valley, Kalapana, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Pacific Tsunami Museum ©
Pacific Tsunami Museum

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Lahaina

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Lahaina Courthouse and Hale Pa'i Printing Museum. Whale Center of the Pacific and Baldwin Home Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Wailea Beach Path (in Wailea). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lahaina Harbor, see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum, stop by Grins 2 Go Maui, and pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahaina itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach Path
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Old Lahaina Courthouse ©
Old Lahaina Courthouse

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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.
Shop till you drop at Polynesian Cultural Center and Saturday Farmer's Market KCC. USS Arizona Memorial and Queen Emma Summer Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Skydiving & Scuba & Snorkeling), Waimanalo (Bellows Field Beach Park & Waimanalo Beach) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Ka'ena Point State Park, kick back and relax at Sharks Cove, and stroll through Lanikai Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour planner .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Waimanalo, Haleiwa, Sharks Cove, Byodo-In Temple, Ka'ena Point State Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach