21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  35​h
1
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Perth

5
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Let the collections at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Vandenberg Wreck, and examine the collection at Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West journey planner.

Perth, Australia to Key West is an approximately 35-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to Key West. Traveling from Perth in December, you will find days in Key West are little chillier (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, New York City is colder than Key West - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, examine the collection at de Young Museum, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, and finally view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Keshi.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Francisco to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millicent Rogers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
Keshi ©
Keshi

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, wander the streets of Independence Mall, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, stroll the grounds of Christ Church, then admire the masterpieces at Second Bank of the United States, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, take an in-depth tour of Glencairn Museum, then examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia holiday planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Philadelphia by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glencairn Museum
Highlights from your plan
Second Bank of the United States ©
Second Bank of the United States
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New Orleans using our trip planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Philadelphia in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

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