45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Jackson
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Orlando, Florida
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Key West
— 6 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h
5
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
New York City
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
7
Boston
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
8
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

5
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder website.

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium ©
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

3
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson: Vicksburg (U.S.S. Cairo Museum & Vicksburg Campaign Trail). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, trek along Ridgeland Bike Trail, and contemplate the long history of Original First Baptist Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson day trip site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in December since evenings lows in Jackson dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Flowood, Ridgeland Bike Trail
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Winner's Circle Park ©
Winner's Circle Park
Mississippi Children's Museum ©
Mississippi Children's Museum

6
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park, discover the magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, stroll through Discovery Cove, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip maker website.

You can fly from Jackson to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Marathon (Gemini Dream Charters, Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, &more), Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park) and Islamorada (Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts, Takedown Charters, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, get outside with The Schooner Wolf - Private Charters, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon, Islamorada, Big Pine Key
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Frederick to see Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary maker site.

Getting from Key West to Washington DC by combination of flight and subway takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, get your game on at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, New York City is little chillier at night with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 16:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fenway Golf (in East Longmeadow), Stanley park (in Westfield) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, and make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Boston road trip tool.

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Boston are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Concord, Fenway Golf, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Stanley park, Plymouth Rock
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Stanley park ©
Stanley park
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in January; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

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