21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Medellin

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Medellin, Colombia to New York City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. In December, New York City is much colder than Medellin - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then ponder the world of politics at White House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 30th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Golden Gate Park, then make a trip to Lombard Street, then take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online visit planner .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Staples Center, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in January, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower, then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

Find out how to plan Las Vegas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): wander the streets of Garden District, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 58 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in January: highs in Orlando hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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