57 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

57 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
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nashville, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Louisville, United States
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Chicago, United States
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
6
Detroit, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Cleveland, United States
— 3 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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Philadelphia, United States
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
13
Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
14
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route 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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game ©
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Parkin to see Parkin Archeological State Park about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Graceland, browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Parkin Archeological State Park
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip maker tool.

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, daytime highs in Nashville are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

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)
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

3
nights
Louisville, United States

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown), Castle & Key Distillery (in Frankfort) and James E. Pepper Distillery (in Lexington). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Louisville tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Louisville, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Castle & Key Distillery, James E. Pepper Distillery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Castle & Key Distillery ©
Castle & Key Distillery
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

5
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: South Bend (University of Notre Dame, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get your game on at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and test your problem-solving skills at Team vs Time.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Louisville to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Chicago. Traveling from Louisville in December, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

South Bend, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Toledo (National Museum of the Great Lakes & Toledo Museum of Art), Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor) and BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Detroit journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Toledo, Decode Ann Arbor, The Henry Ford, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Highlights from your plan
Decode Ann Arbor ©
Decode Ann Arbor
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Youngstown (The Butler Institute of American Art & Fellows Riverside Gardens) and Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, pause for some photo ops at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and stroll around Rocky River Reservation.

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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, daytime highs in Cleveland are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Youngstown, Akron
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rocky River Reservation ©
Rocky River Reservation
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens ©
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Canada, Butterfly Conservatory, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of CN Tower, make a trip to Harbourfront Centre, stop by The Distillery District, and step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Cleveland to Toronto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in December, expect nights in Toronto to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay), Walden Pond State Reservation (in Concord) and Sandwich (Hoxie House, Sandwich Glass Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and get engrossed in the history at The Paul Revere House.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Boston travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Boston in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to New Haven.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Cape Cod Canal, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Walden Pond State Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

3
nights
New Haven, United States

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Pequonnock River Trail (in Trumbull), Farmington (Farmington Canal Heritage Trail & Hill-Stead Museum) and ACT of Connecticut (in Ridgefield). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, relax in the rural setting at Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill, admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, and go for a walk through Long Wharf Nature Preserve.

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You can take a train from Boston to New Haven in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Farmington, Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill, Pequonnock River Trail, New Britain Museum of American Art, ACT of Connecticut
Highlights from your plan
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library ©
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
New Britain Museum of American Art

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker app.

You can drive from New Haven to New York City in 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia online travel route planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia - Axe Throwing ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

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 Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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