26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly:  21​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  7​h
Miami
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to The Strip, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 4°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
days
Miami

Miami
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then browse the different shops at Shops at Merrick Park, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District and then have fun at Lock & Load Miami: Machine Gun Experience & Range.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miami online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Las Vegas to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Miami, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Miami to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coral Gables, Art Deco Historic District
Highlights from your plan

3
days
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.
Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Fri) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in December, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
days
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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Pentagon
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then contemplate the long history of Longwood Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, explore and take pictures at Fairmount Water Works, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Classes Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Fairmount Water Works ©
Fairmount Water Works

5
days
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City custom trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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