15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
7
Salt Flat
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Panama City Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Orlando
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
11
Miami
— 1 night
foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Washington DC
— 1 night
13
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago and then test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago tour itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Chicago, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Yosemite Village, make a trip to Valley View, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are much colder (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Las Vegas is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 10th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Pima Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salt Flat.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

1
day
Salt Flat

Salt Flat ©
Salt Flat is a ghost town in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Guadalupe Peak.

Plan a Salt Flat trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Flat by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Salt Flat reach 14°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Salt Flat

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Guadalupe Peak
Highlights from your plan
Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salt Flat to New Orleans. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Flat to New Orleans is 1 hour. Expect warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Salt Flat in December, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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day
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): cool off at Panama City Beach, stop by Little Village, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach road trip tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Panama City Beach to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Little Village ©
Little Village

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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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 16th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

South Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Beach ©
South Beach

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Washington DC using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get colder in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

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
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Rockefeller Center and then make a trip to Central Park. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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