33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly + tram:  3​h 45​min
Miami
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Melbourne

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk.

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Melbourne, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Chicago to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

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Lake Michigan
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Chicago Riverwalk
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Lakefront Trail

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, shop like a local with Newbury Street, and then wander the streets of Beacon Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and then get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables.

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Getting from Chicago to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

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The House of the Seven Gables
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Times Square. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Boston in December since evenings lows in New York City dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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9/11 Memorial
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Fifth Avenue

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then stop by Lore's Chocolates, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

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Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Lore's Chocolates
Lore's Chocolates

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

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Museums Historic Sites

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

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

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Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife

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Stetson Mansion
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Disney Springs ©
Disney Springs
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
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Happily Ever After Fireworks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road and then browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills.

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You can do a combination of flight and tram from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, Miami is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

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Sawgrass Mills, Lincoln Road
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Dolphin Mall
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
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Sawgrass Mills

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Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see a show at Grand Ole Opry and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nashville vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in December: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

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Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Kitchen Witch, and finally shop like a local with Royal Street. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in December since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

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Royal Street
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Garden District
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Jackson Square

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Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in December, Dallas is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Phoenix.

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip app .

Fly from Dallas to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Phoenix. Traveling from Dallas in December, you will find days in Phoenix are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Wildlife Parks Museums
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Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For shopping fun, head to Lookout Studio or Canyon Village Marketplace. Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Inner Canyon. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Visiting Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Beach Books and Hood River Lavender. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Portland are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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Cannon Beach, Beach Books, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hood River Lavender
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Cannon Beach
Beach Books
Beach Books

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Monica Beach and Santa Monica Pier. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Guitar Centerfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Amoeba Music, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Portland to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. When traveling from Portland in December, plan for much warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off tohome.

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Santa Monica
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El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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