14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Houston

2
nights
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, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Houston to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. In December, Las Vegas is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 14th (Sat), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago route planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit cooler, around 26°F, while days are colder, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

3
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, go for a walk through The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 48°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. In December, New Orleans is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 57°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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