17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
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Chicago
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New York City
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Seattle
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Las Vegas
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Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Historic Travellers Rest, browse the exhibits of Cragfont State Historic Site, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Woodlawn Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Storytellers Hideaway Farm and Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Natchez Trace Parkway, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sri Ganesha Temple, and finally stroll the grounds of Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville sightseeing planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Nashville reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Street Beach, and then get your game on at Team vs Time. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Busse Woods Trail System, and finally kick back and relax at North Avenue Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Nashville to Chicago by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in December, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and The Morgan Library & Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Tarrywile Park & Mansion. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Oculus, wander the streets of SoHo, stroll the grounds of Green-Wood cemetery, and stop by Dumbo.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City tour builder site.

Getting from Chicago to New York City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Gardens Park, wander the streets of Queen Anne Hill, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copperworks Distilling. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, engage your brain at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burke-Gilman Trail, and finally take a stroll through Fremont.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip maker site.

You can fly from New York City to Seattle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. In December, daytime highs in Seattle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nostalgia Street Rods and Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum. Clark County Heritage Museum and The Liberace Museum Collection will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway (in Mount Charleston), Green Valley Range (in Henderson) and Fire Wave (in Overton). And it doesn't end there: see a world frozen in time at Nelson Ghost Town, have fun at Strip Gun Club, and pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral.

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You can fly from Seattle to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tamalpais State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Filoli, then examine the collection at USS Hornet Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.