19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Miami
Drive:  4​h
1
Orlando
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Gainesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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Orlando

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.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando itinerary builder site .

Miami to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Miami in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Orlando. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Gainesville.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at University of Florida Bat House, then get a new perspective on nature at Florida Museum of Natural History, and then admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gainesville day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Gainesville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Gainesville, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Gainesville

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
University of Florida Bat House ©
University of Florida Bat House
Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Florida Museum of Natural History

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night
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tallahassee online route planner .

Traveling by car from Gainesville to Tallahassee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Florida Historic Capitol Museum ©
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Florida State University ©
Florida State University

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip tool .

Getting from Tallahassee to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tallahassee in December, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 57°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas itinerary planning tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dallas when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Paso Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park and then examine the collection at National Border Patrol Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our El Paso online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to El Paso takes 4.5 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. Expect slightly colder evenings in El Paso when traveling from Dallas in December, with lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
El Paso Zoo ©
El Paso Zoo
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site ©

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 31st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then admire the striking features of Taliesin West. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Paso to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from El Paso in December, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Golf

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. On your second day here, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online day trip planner .

Fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route builder site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then make a trip to The Strip.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

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Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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