56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  7 h 45 min
10
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
11
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
12
Brooklyn
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
13
New Haven
— 16 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Melbourne

3
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to French Quarter, visit Garden District, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 10°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and visit SoMa.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Memphis

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then stop by Lansky, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Graceland, steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Memphis takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Memphis is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Nashville, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Beer Tastings & Tours

4
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas route builder app.

You can fly from Nashville to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally stroll through Lincoln Road.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Miami takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Miami is 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Miami at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Brewster Gardens (in Plymouth), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Boston Public Garden, steep yourself in history at Otis House, and see the interesting displays at Museum of African American History.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Boston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in Boston reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Brewster Gardens, Lizzie Borden House
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in December, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites 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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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle route planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to Seattle takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Seattle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Seattle to Chicago by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): meet the residents at Bronx Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brooklyn road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Brooklyn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Brooklyn is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Brooklyn to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Haven: Farmington (Farmington Canal Heritage Trail & Hill-Stead Museum), Mt. Ninham Fire Tower (in Carmel) and Vernon Rails-to-Trails (in Vernon). There's much more to do: stroll around Stanley park, trek along The Lodge at Crandall Park, steep yourself in history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read New Haven online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brooklyn to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In January, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Farmington, Amherst Public Library, Mt. Ninham Fire Tower, Thames River Heritage Park, The Lodge at Crandall Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley park ©
Stanley park
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library ©
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

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