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:  7 h
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
Fly:  4 h
5
Chicago, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Detroit, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Cleveland, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Boston, United States
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
New Haven, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
12
Philadelphia, United States
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
13
Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
14
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chalmette National Historical Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Royal Street. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, walk around Woldenberg Park, get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans itinerary planning site.

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 January, you will find days in New Orleans are colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Elmwood Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Graceland, stop by Memphis Music, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip planning tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Memphis by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Orleans in January; daily highs in Memphis reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Parkin Archeological State Park
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland
Graceland

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), stop by Downtown Nashville, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Nashville are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Filson Historical Society and Zachary Taylor National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and 21c Museum Hotel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, and don't miss a visit to The Belvedere.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Louisville is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in February, expect Louisville to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

5
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Pleasant Home. Get in touch with nature at Centennial Bike Trail and The 606. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: South Bend (The Indiana Whiskey Company, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and get your game on at The Escape Game Chicago.

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You can fly from Louisville to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Louisville in February, with highs in Chicago at 2°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

South Bend, Oak Park, Centennial Bike Trail, Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

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.
Popular historic sites such as The 577 Foundation and James Scott Memorial Fountain are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Detroit Institute of Arts and Motown Museum. Go for a jaunt from Detroit to Toledo to see Hollywood Casino Toledo about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, wander the streets of Campus Martius Park, and examine the collection at The Henry Ford.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Detroit. In February, daytime highs in Detroit are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The 577 Foundation, Hollywood Casino Toledo, The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
The 577 Foundation ©
The 577 Foundation
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus and St John's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Cleveland Museum of Art and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Step out of Cleveland with an excursion to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, try to win big at JACK Thistledown Racino, appreciate the history behind Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and examine the collection at A Christmas Story House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland online route planner.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Cleveland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens ©
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Distillery District and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Step out of the city life by going to Niagara Falls Canada and Toronto Island Park. Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Niagara Falls (White Water Walk, Butterfly Conservatory, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Toronto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in February, expect nights in Toronto to be about the same, around -8°C, while days are little chillier, around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
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.
Popular historic sites such as Mount Auburn Cemetery and Otis House are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Fine Arts and Louisburg Square. Step out of Boston to go to Concord and see Walden Pond State Reservation, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Newbury Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and steep yourself in history at Massachusetts State House.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner.

You can fly from Toronto to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to New Haven.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Short Path Distillery, Walden Pond State Reservation, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

3
nights
New Haven, United States

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gillette Castle State Park and Knights of Columbus Museum. Visiting Hammonasset Beach State Park and Machimoodus State Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at New Haven Railroad Station, and get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Plan my day in New Haven using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Boston to New Haven takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in New Haven are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gillette Castle State Park, Machimoodus State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Step out of the city life by going to Hamilton Grange National Memorial and Hudson River Greenway. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Times Square, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from New Haven to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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.
Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park and Schuylkill River Trail will get you outdoors. Independence National Historical Park and Independence Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Powel House, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder tool.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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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.
Washington National Cathedral and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Vernon Trail and Tidal Basin. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Mount Vernon Cultural District, Horseshoe Casino, &more) and Billy Goat Trail (in Potomac). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, steep yourself in history at Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Mount Vernon Trail, Billy Goat Trail, Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel site.

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: 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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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