21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Novi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney


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3
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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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Nashville is minus 16 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

3
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at The Field Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel route planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Novi.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

2
nights
Novi

Novi ©
Novi is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. On the 5th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Putting Edge Novi, then buy something for everyone on your list at Twelve Oaks Mall, then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Temple & cultural centre. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Links of Novi.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Novi trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Chicago to Novi with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Novi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Novi

Outdoors Fun & Games Golf
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Twelve Oaks Mall ©
Twelve Oaks Mall

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Novi to New York City. Traveling from Novi in January, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a stroll through Society Hill, and get curious at The Franklin Institute.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel site .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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