45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Jackson
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Key West
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Intercourse
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
9
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Garden District and The National WWII Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Jackson Square. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cabildo, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Orleans itinerary 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. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Original First Baptist Church, view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then steep yourself in history at Eudora Welty House and Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Jackson attractions planning tool.

You can drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jackson when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Original First Baptist Church ©
Original First Baptist Church
Eudora Welty House and Garden ©
Eudora Welty House and Garden

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Magic Kingdom Park and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Appreciate the collections at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Timothy's Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: DeLand (St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Stetson Mansion, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Jackson to Orlando by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jackson to Orlando. Traveling from Jackson in December, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

DeLand, Winter Park
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kids will enjoy Lincoln Road and South Beach. For shopping fun, head to Aventura Mall or Espanola Way. Step out of Miami Beach to go to Palm Beach and see Worth Avenue, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Worth Avenue, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

6
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
For shopping fun, head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery or The Studios of Key West. 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Collections Key West are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Marathon (Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography & Sombrero Beach), Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery (in Islamorada) and Big Pine Key (Bahia Honda State Park & Artists in Paradise Gallery). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunset Celebration, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marathon, Big Pine Key, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

6
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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. Shop till you drop at Loring Cornish Gallery and Madame Tussauds DC. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Artworks, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the long history of President Lincoln's Cottage, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions planning app.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Intercourse.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Loring Cornish Gallery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. For shopping fun, head to Kitchen Kettle Village or Pine Hills Antique Mall. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ephrata Cloister and The Quilt Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Va La Vineyards (in Avondale), Independent Brewing Company (in Bel Air) and Conrad Weiser Homestead (in Womelsdorf). The adventure continues: explore the wide array of goods at Good's Store, don't miss a visit to The Old Candle Barn, take an in-depth tour of Hans Herr House Museum, and pick up some local products at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Intercourse tour planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Intercourse by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Intercourse at 3°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Intercourse

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pine Hills Antique Mall, Manatawny Creek Winery, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Good's Store, Hans Herr House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Falling Branch Brewery ©
Falling Branch Brewery
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

6
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, look for gifts at FAO Schwarz, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Intercourse to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in New York City sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Appreciate the collections at Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Our Lady of Victory Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Schulze Vineyards & Winery (in Burt), Willow Creek Winery (in Silver Creek) and Liberty Vineyards Winery (in Sheridan). Next up on the itinerary: get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, get curious at Niagara Aerospace Museum, stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, and stop by Three Sisters Trading Post.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Niagara Falls to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, Willow Creek Winery, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Liberty Vineyards Winery
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation ©
Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation

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