56 days in United States, South America, South Pacific & Canada Itinerary

56 days in United States, South America, South Pacific & Canada Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
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New Orleans, United States
— 5 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
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Key West, United States
— 4 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
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New York City, United States

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City driving holiday tool.

Valkenswaard, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Valkenswaard to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

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Must see
9/11 Memorial
4.7
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Natural History Museum
American Museum of Natural History
4.2

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Washington National Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, admire the masterpieces at Corcoran Gallery of Art, and take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation tool.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Side Trip

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New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and Our Sacred Stories are in your itinerary. Let the collections at The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Backstreet Cultural Museum, make a trip to French Quarter, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Military Museum
The National WWII Museum
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Garden District
4.7

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Space Shuttle Atlantis. Imagine Museum and Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Wild Florida Airboats (in Kenansville), Duncan McClellan Gallery (in St. Petersburg) and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Merritt Island). Have a day of magic on the 18th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Orlando road trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in March, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Key West, United States

Key West ©

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Truman Little White House and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, examine the collection at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Key West day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in March, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Key West

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Truman Little White House
4.6

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, walk around Parque de Usaquen, and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip tool.

Getting from Key West to Bogota by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Traveling from Key West in March, expect nights in Bogota to be colder, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de los Ninos. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, get engrossed in the history at El Zanjon de Granados, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Buenos Aires in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in March, with highs in Buenos Aires at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Mission
Plaza de Mayo
4.1

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Australian Sports Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and National Gallery of Victoria. Venture out of the city with trips to WaterMaarq (in Sorrento) and Wine Compass (in Mt Martha). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Melbourne takes 22 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Melbourne, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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Must see
Wine Compass
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. The adventure continues: visit Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

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Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Australian National Maritime Museum
4.5

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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 12th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip maker tool.

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Cairns

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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum and then contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally admire the striking features of Shangri La.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Honolulu in 16 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Honolulu are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
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Historic Site
Iolani Palace
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Bishop Museum
4.6

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at de Young Museum, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be colder, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Let the collections at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Park Museum. Step out of Banff National Park to go to Yoho National Park and see Lake O' Hara, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, view the masterpieces at Canada House Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Samson Native Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Banff National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

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Historic Walking Area
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
4.4

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