30 days in United States & Melbourne Itinerary

30 days in United States & Melbourne Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
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Los Angeles, United States
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Sedona, United States
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Dallas, United States
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New Orleans, United States
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Melbourne, Australia — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Victoria and ACMI. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Melbourne Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and stop by Degraves Street.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Melbourne. Traveling from Auckland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Tours · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Los Angeles, United States — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Venice Canals Walkway. Explore hidden gems such as The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sedona.
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Sedona, United States — 4 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
For shopping fun, head to Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village or Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo and Downtown Historic Area. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sedona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas, United States — 4 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Sundance Square and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Kimbell Art Museum. When in Dallas, make a side trip to see Fort Worth Botanic Garden in Fort Worth, approximately Fort Worth away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, steep yourself in history at Old Red Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dallas road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Dallas. Traveling from Sedona in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans, United States — 6 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Whitney Plantation. Get some historical perspective at The Myrtles Plantation and Royal Street. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Our Sacred Stories.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in August, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to New York Public Library and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, take a stroll through Dumbo, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in New York City. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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