21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16 h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Annenberg Community Beach House. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Third Street Promenade about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, stop by Amoeba Music, and take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip website .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Lotz House Museum and Bowen Plantation House. Do your shopping at Country View Market and Gallery 202. Step out of Nashville to go to Mammoth Cave National Park and see Mammoth Cave National Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Nashville by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Mammoth Cave, Country View Market
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by Faulkner House Books and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

5
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Hamilton Grange National Memorial and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, grab your bike and head to Hudson River Greenway, make a trip to Empire State Building, and explore the galleries of Ellis Island.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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