25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Columbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
8
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 22.5-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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Boston vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

4
nights
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, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

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
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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

2
nights
Columbia

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 19th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of University of South Carolina, stroll through Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, then see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Worlds Largest Fire Hydrant.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Columbia trip maker website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Columbia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In September in Columbia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Room Escape Games
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park ©
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and finally make a trip to River Street Savannah.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savannah day trip website .

Traveling by car from Columbia to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Savannah sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hilton Head
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

3
nights
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.
Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Drive from Orlando to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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