56 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

56 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
New Orleans, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Memphis, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nashville, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Louisville, United States
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
6
Detroit, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Cleveland, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Ferry + Fly:  4 h
9
Boston, United States
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
New Haven, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Philadelphia, United States
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
13
Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
14
Miami, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
15
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
16
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
New Orleans, United States

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and Jackson Square. Get outdoors at Chalmette National Historical Park and Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center. Step out of New Orleans to go to Slidell and see Therapy Charters, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our 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. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in New Orleans are colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center, Therapy Charters
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Memphis, United States

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.
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Lansky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Graceland, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then explore the world behind art at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis road trip planning website.

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Memphis. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) 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, United States

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Appreciate the collections at Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, make a trip to The Parthenon, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
night
Louisville, United States

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Louisville is 1 hour. When traveling from Nashville in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Louisville: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

4
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Take a break from the city and head to Lakefront Trail and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: South Bend (University of Notre Dame, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago planner.

Getting from Louisville to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Louisville in December, with highs in Chicago at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Park, South Bend
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

3
nights
Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and James Scott Memorial Fountain. Appreciate the collections at The Henry Ford and Motown Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Maumee Bay State Park (in Oregon) and Elizabeth Park (in Trenton). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, stroll around Belle Isle Park, take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum, and examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Detroit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dearborn, Maumee Bay State Park, Elizabeth Park
Highlights from your plan
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

2
nights
Cleveland, United States

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 19th (Sun), shop like a local with West Side Market, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, examine the collection at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, make a trip to We Bleed Ohio, then see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland day trip planner.

Getting from Detroit to Cleveland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House

4
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Visit The Distillery District and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica for their historical value. Get outdoors at Niagara Falls Canada and White Water Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: Niagara Falls (Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower, and examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto online itinerary planner.

Fly from Cleveland to Toronto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cleveland in December, plan for slightly colder days in Toronto, with highs around 2°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

4
nights
Boston, United States

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Chatham Lighthouse Beach and Nauset Beach. Museum of Fine Arts and Otis House will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum in Yarmouth Port (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, walk around Boston Common, and step aboard Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Boston day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: highs in Boston hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to New Haven.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, Chatham Lighthouse Beach, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Chatham Lighthouse Beach ©
Chatham Lighthouse Beach

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night
New Haven, United States

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, snap pictures at Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally deepen your understanding at Yale University.

To plan New Haven vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Boston to New Haven takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in New Haven, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History ©
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University ©
Yale University

5
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and New York City Hall. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and stroll through Hudson River Greenway.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour builder.

Getting from New Haven to New York City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Museums
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
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape May City Beaches and Schuylkill River Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Liberty Bell Center and Christ Church. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to World War II Lookout Tower in Cape May, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape May
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and St. John's Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Victorian Photography Studio). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

Plan a Washington DC trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Washington DC sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get outdoors at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Miami reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

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nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and Little Church of the West will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods capture your imagination. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Henderson, approximately Henderson away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Miami to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Miami in January, plan for little chillier days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Temescal Gateway Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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