15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
7
College Station
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then pick up some new knowledge with Longwood Gardens. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, get engrossed in the history at American Philosophical Society Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally examine the collection at Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. January in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Nightlife Classes

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and finally test your team's savvy at Team vs Time.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning website .

Fly from Philadelphia to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in January, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 32°F and 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Team vs Time ©
Team vs Time
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Seattle is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 48°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Japanese American Historical Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Sat), wander the streets of Union Square, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Valley Resort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then don't miss a visit to Temple Square, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Alta Ski Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowbird.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 38°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to College Station.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Deer Valley Resort, Snowbird, Alta Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

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College Station

College Station ©
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. On the 16th (Wed), get outside with Lone Star Trapeze Academy, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony Catholic Church, and then get outside with Franklin Ranch Comminty Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): trek along Lick Creek Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Barrington Living History Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum, and finally pick up some local products at Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the College Station travel route planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to College Station in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to College Station is 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in January, you will find days in College Station are warmer (61°F), and nights are a bit warmer (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in College Station

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bryan, Barrington Living History Farm, Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum, Franklin Ranch Comminty Park, Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten
Highlights from your plan
Barrington Living History Farm ©
Barrington Living History Farm
Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten ©

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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 18th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tammany Trace, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then hunt for treasures at Anatolian Silver, and finally stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from College Station to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from College Station in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Covington
Highlights from your plan
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World ©
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, explore the world behind art at Amqui Station and Visitors Center, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Bridgestone Arena, examine the collection at The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and finally stop by Carter Vintage Guitars.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nashville road trip planning site .

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Amqui Station and Visitors Center
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens ©
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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