17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 5 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Riyadh to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Riyadh, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning site.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

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 30th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally make a trip to French Quarter. Keep things going the next day: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then steep yourself in history at Lalaurie Mansion, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip website.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans. In December, New Orleans is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 16°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

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, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in December since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.