18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
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El Paso
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Science and Industry and The Art Institute of Chicago. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. In December in Chicago, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Kids will enjoy Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and South Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Lauderdale: Miami Beach (Art Deco Walks & Lincoln Road) and Miami (Lock & Load Miami, Lock & Load Museum, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with JP Outfitters Inc. and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Fort Lauderdale to be much warmer, temps between 80°F and 68°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, JP Outfitters Inc.
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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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.
Bring the kids along to The National WWII Museum and Garden District. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans attractions planner.

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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El Paso

El Paso ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Surreal Art Sculpture Garden, Ho Baron, Artist, then see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to El Paso takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, El Paso is colder at night with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral
Surreal Art Sculpture Garden, Ho Baron, Artist ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bellevue Square.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning website.

Fly from El Paso to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Seattle. While traveling from El Paso, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Soarin' Around The World, Downtown Disney, &more). Pack the 27th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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