31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Museum of Biblical Art capture your imagination. Visit Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park and Prestonwood Baptist Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Dallas Holocaust Museum, take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, get a taste of the local shopping with Highland Park Village, and explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Dallas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Prestonwood Baptist Church
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Meadows Museum ©
Meadows Museum

3
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.
Escape My Room New Orleans and The National WWII Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitney Plantation and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Garden District, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, take a memorable tour with Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans holiday planner.

Getting from Dallas to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Evergreen Plantation, Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

7
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.
Do your shopping at Chelsea Market and SoHo. Get some historical perspective at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, and take a stroll through Greenwich Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, New York City is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Let the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chicago Riverwalk and Cantigny Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Albanese Candy Factory (in Merrillville), Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette) and Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville). There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, make a trip to Millennium Park, wander the streets of Lincoln Park, and take an in-depth tour of Studebaker National Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Chicago is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

South Bend, Riverwalk Lot, Baha'i House of Worship, Cantigny Park, Albanese Candy Factory
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Let the collections at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

7
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Mission San Juan Capistrano and The Getty Center. Visit Oceanside Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum for their historical value. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Old Town Temecula (in Temecula), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Kush Fine Art Gallery (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

Discover how to plan a Los Angeles trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Kush Fine Art Gallery, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Old Town Temecula
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

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