18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Orlando, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Orlando, Florida

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 23rd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando online itinerary creator.

New York City to Orlando is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

2
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Mon), stroll through Millennium Park, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chicago travel planner.

Fly from Orlando to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get cooler in Chicago: highs are around 4°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Dallas vacation planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Dallas is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, AT&T Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
AT&T Stadium ©
AT&T Stadium

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary maker.

Getting from Dallas to San Francisco by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and don't miss a visit to The Strip.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online itinerary creator.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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nights
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 5th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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