56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
10
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
11
Chicago
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Subway:  4 h 45 min
12
Brooklyn
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
13
New Haven
— 16 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Melbourne

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, make a trip to French Quarter, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also fly; 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, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 10°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then stop by Lansky, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Graceland, steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Memphis takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Memphis is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) 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 ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

3
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December in Nashville, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Smith Creek Moonshine ©
Smith Creek Moonshine
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

4
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas route builder app.

You can fly from Nashville to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally stroll through Lincoln Road.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Miami takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Miami is 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Miami at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
nights
Boston

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Brewster Gardens (in Plymouth). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Boston Public Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, and see the interesting displays at Museum of African American History.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Boston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in Boston reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Lizzie Borden House, Brewster Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Seattle takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Seattle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Bellevue Botanical Garden ©
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, stroll around Millennium Park, and don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in January, you will find days in Chicago are slightly colder (0°C), and nights are much colder (-9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): meet the residents at Bronx Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brooklyn road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway from Chicago to Brooklyn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Brooklyn is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Brooklyn to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Haven: Vernon Rails-to-Trails (in Vernon), Farmington (Farmington Canal Heritage Trail & Hill-Stead Museum) and Mt. Ninham Fire Tower (in Carmel). There's much more to do: hike along The Lodge at Crandall Park, walk around Stanley park, admire the majestic nature at Thames River Heritage Park, and relax in the rural setting at Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read New Haven online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brooklyn to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway and bus. In January, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Farmington, Vernon Rails-to-Trails, Dondero Orchards, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Scoville Memorial Library
Highlights from your plan
Stanley park ©
Stanley park
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
New Britain Museum of American Art
Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill ©
Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill

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