17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Orlando
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Miami
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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New York City
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Gatlinburg
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Orlando

— 1 day

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
On the 19th (Sat), get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orlando travel route website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Orlando. In December in Orlando, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

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 20th (Sun): walk around Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miami online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, Miami is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Caesars Palace, catch a live performance at Casino at the MGM Grand, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip tool.

Fly from Miami to Las Vegas 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 Miami to Las Vegas. Traveling from Miami in December, expect Las Vegas to be much colder, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Little Arabia District & Phantom Ales). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, engage your brain at California Science Center, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, and sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Times Square, sample the fine beverages at Kings County Distillery, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 48°F and 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Gatlinburg

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 4th (Mon), do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Company, sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Gatlinburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.