31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Strip and Dublin Gulch are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Shoshone Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Pahrump Valley Museum (in Pahrump), Helicopter Tours (in Boulder City) and Overton (Lost City Museum & Fire Wave). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary website .

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Overton, Shoshone, Pahrump Valley Museum, Helicopter Tours
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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Livingston County War Museum and International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum. Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Shrine of the Christ's Passion will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Carpenter Creek Cellars (in Remington), Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum (in North Judson) and Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts, Livingston County Courthouse, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago route builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pontiac, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, Carpenter Creek Cellars, Shrine of the Christ's Passion
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Marginal Way Walkway and Saint Leonard of Port Maurice are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cliff Walk and North End. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Newport (St. Mary's Catholic Church & The Breakers), Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit) and George Marshall Store Gallery (in York). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, step aboard Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder app .

You can fly from Chicago to Boston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport, Ogunquit, George Marshall Store Gallery
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Belvedere Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Skyline Drive, Arlington National Cemetery, Copper Fox Distillery
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6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Ocean Art Gallery. Visit Stetson Mansion and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Crystal River), American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame (in Titusville) and Floral City Heritage Museum and Country Store (in Floral City). Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get much warmer in Orlando: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winter Park, American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame, Stetson Mansion, Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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