31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Memphis
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago to go to Janesville and see Rotary Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip site .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Chicago at 2°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Horseshoe Hammond, Rotary Botanical Gardens
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Rotary Botanical Gardens ©
Rotary Botanical Gardens
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

6
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Mid South Military Museum (in Atoka), Tunica (Horseshoe Tunica & Blues and Legends Hall of Fame) and Helena Confederate Cemetery (in Helena). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Graceland, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, get your game on at Sun Studio, and look and learn at Sharpe Planetarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tunica, Century Farm Winery, Helena Confederate Cemetery, Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School, Mid South Military Museum
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

7
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Big Pine Key (Bahia Honda State Park & National Key Deer Refuge) and Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Crane Point Museum & Nature Center). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key West travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Key West takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Memphis in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Marathon
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, make a trip to French Quarter, and take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Key West to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans. Traveling from Key West in March, things will get slightly colder in New Orleans: highs are around 19°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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