56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Savannah
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tampa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Lafayette
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3​h
11
Houston
— 4 nights
Bus:  3​h
12
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Kimbell Art Museum (in Fort Worth), Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum (in Waco) and Wiseman House (in Hico). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art and get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip maker site .

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Dallas at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Wiseman House, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, The Escape Game Dallas, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

4
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Visit Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center and Bathhouse Row for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Artists' Workshop Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton) and William J. Clinton Presidential Library (in Little Rock). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Hot Springs National Park, learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Dallas to Hot Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hot Springs when traveling from Dallas in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Little Rock, Petit Jean State Park
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

4
nights
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.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Tupelo Automobile Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum and Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum. Explore Memphis' surroundings by going to Clarksdale (Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery & The Delta Blues Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, deepen your understanding at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Memphis sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Clarksdale, Tupelo
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Radnor Lake State Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Downtown Franklin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green) and Franklin (Carter House, Carnton, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Cheekwood, and take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip site .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Nashville are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, National Corvette Museum
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton

3
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Rosa Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Andrews State Park and Grayton Beach State Park. There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, cast your line with a fishing tour, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and browse the different shops at Pier Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach online travel route planner .

Getting from Nashville to Panama City Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in April, things will get a bit warmer in Panama City Beach: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Grayton Beach State Park ©
Grayton Beach State Park

5
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step out of the city life by going to Wormsloe Historic Site and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Pulaski National Monument and City Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Jekyll Island Historic District (in Jekyll Island), Butler Island Plantation (in Darien) and Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation (in Brunswick). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, and examine the collection at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner.

Getting from Panama City Beach to Savannah by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. April in Savannah sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, Jekyll Island Historic District, Butler Island Plantation, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Escape the urban bustle at Beach at Daytona Beach and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Melbourne), St. Augustine (High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, Lightner Museum, & more) and Marine Science Center (in Ponce Inlet). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, examine the collection at American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planning website .

You can drive from Savannah to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, Orlando is a bit warmer than Savannah - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ponce Inlet, Fishing Charters & Tours, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Honeymoon Island State Park and Nokomis Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Collection and Henry B. Plant Museum. Explore Tampa's surroundings by going to Tarpon Springs (St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral & Fred Howard Park), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Clearwater) and Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture (in St. Petersburg). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Robinson Nature Preserve, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, and stroll through Caspersen Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampa trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Tampa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Tampa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Venice, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Siesta Key Rum
Highlights from your plan
Fred Howard Park ©
Fred Howard Park
Nokomis Beach ©
Nokomis Beach

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.
Visit Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Venture out of the city with trips to Mike the Tiger Habitat (in Baton Rouge), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Escape My Room New Orleans, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, identify plant and animal life at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampa to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tampa in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mike the Tiger Habitat, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Shadows on the Teche, then contemplate the long history of Konriko Company Store, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Conrad Rice Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jungle Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Bird City.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lafayette travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Lafayette are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

New Iberia, Avery Island
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Bird City ©
Bird City

4
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Blue Bell Creameries. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Battleship Texas State Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Galveston (Bishop's Palace & Moody Mansion) and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, and take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Houston online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lafayette to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Houston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galveston, Blue Bell Creameries, Battleship Texas State Historic Site, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission San Jose and McNay Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mission Trail and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels) and Fredericksburg (Wildseed Farms, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Briscoe Western Art Museum, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, and steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Museum-lovers will appreciate LBJ Presidential Library and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Get outdoors at Hamilton Pool Preserve and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, and admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum