54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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54 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
New Iberia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
drive:  8​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
drive:  6​h 30​min
12
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
14
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Anaheim
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
16
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Canberra


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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker site .

Canberra, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Canberra to New York City. When traveling from Canberra in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Washington DC are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 4.5 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 Washington DC to Nashville. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Natchez Trace Pkwy. Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and stop by Lansky.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Natchez Trace Pkwy, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 2nd (Sat), take a memorable drive along Vicksburg Campaign Trail, browse the exhibits of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Cedar Hill Cemetery. On your second day here, stroll around Catfish Row Children's Art Park, then ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, and then stroll around Winner's Circle Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Memphis to Jackson by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Jackson, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Winner's Circle Park
Highlights from your plan
Catfish Row Children's Art Park ©
Catfish Row Children's Art Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Old Courthouse ©
Old Courthouse

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Whitney Plantation and Garden District. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Jackson in May, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

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nights
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours.

Plan trip to New Iberia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from New Orleans to New Iberia by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in New Iberia: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Martinville, Jungle Gardens, Lake Martin, Vermilionville
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Church of St Martin de Tours ©
Church of St Martin de Tours

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Space Center Houston and Glenwood Cemetery. Step out of Houston with an excursion to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Houston trip simple and quick.

Drive from New Iberia to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

3
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Las Vegas. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Room Escape Games

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Stanislaus National Forest in Hathaway Pines, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along May Lake Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and walk around Merced Grove.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Stanislaus National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Explore hidden gems such as Rubicon Trail and Glen Alpine Falls. The adventure continues: walk around Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf, relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, see where the action happens at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church.

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Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf ©
Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf
Glen Alpine Falls ©
Glen Alpine Falls
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay Bridge. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip app .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Morro Rock and Morro Strand State Beach. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Heron and Cormorant Rookery, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History, stop by The Shell Shop, and tee off at Morro Bay Golf Course.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Morro Bay trip builder site .

Getting from San Francisco to Morro Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Museum of Natural History ©
Museum of Natural History
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World, get your game on at The VOID, then take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery, then discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and finally catch some excitement at Space Mountain. Keep things going the next day: walk around Yorba Regional Park, laugh and play at Downtown Disney, and then experience the excitement of World of Color - Celebrate.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Morro Bay in May since evenings lows in Anaheim dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Theme Parks Parks
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Soarin' Around The World ©
Soarin' Around The World
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Yorba Regional Park ©
Yorba Regional Park

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

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