12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
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DeLand
— 1 night
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Everglades National Park

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
On the 7th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Mahogany Hammock, look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site HM-69. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Pineland Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Everglades National Park road trip planning app.

Orlando to Everglades National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Everglades National Park dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Everglades National Park to Las Vegas takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Everglades National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Everglades National Park in December, expect Las Vegas to be cooler, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

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Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Visiting Badger Pass Ski Area and YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (46°F), and nights are colder (14°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Sun), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

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Getting from San Francisco to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 48°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to DeLand.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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DeLand

DeLand is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion, get a dose of the wild on Blue Heron River Tours Inc, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our DeLand trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to DeLand takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, DeLand is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in DeLand

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.