56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
New Delhi

8
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fire Island National Seashore and Jones Beach State Park. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook), Belmar Beach (in Belmar) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, stop by Economy Candy, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

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New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to New York City, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in New York City: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Belmar Beach, Jones Beach State Park, Bronx Zoo, Fire Island National Seashore, Gateway National Recreation
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
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.
Let the collections at National Gallery of Art and National Archives Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Takoma Park Farmers Market or Eastern Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach), Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, look for gifts at Politics & Prose Bookstore, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Breezy Point Beach and Campground, Takoma Park Farmers Market, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
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Breezy Point Beach and Campground ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at North Avenue Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in November, with highs in Chicago at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

2
days
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.
On the 13th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then make a trip to French Quarter.

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You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
day
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room and then take a memorable tour with Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

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Getting from New Orleans to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler evenings in Carlsbad Caverns National Park when traveling from New Orleans in November, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

few
hours
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe online trip itinerary builder

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in November, with highs in Santa Fe at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

1
day
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

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You can fly from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

6
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and stroll through Coronado Beach.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in November since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

7
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Montana Avenue, & more) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and stop by The Original Farmers Market.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at China Beach and Baker Beach. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

6
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Honolulu Museum of Art and Shangri La. Visit Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and admire the verdant scenery at Nuuanu Pali Lookout.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park, Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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