23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
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Miami Beach
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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Washington DC
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New York City
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Boston — 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 16th (Fri), walk around Boston Common, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of North End, then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and then let little ones run wild at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Boston is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Boston, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Boston to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Miami Beach.
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Miami Beach — 2 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through Espanola Way, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then shop like a local with Art Basel, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach & Boardwalk. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Collins Avenue, then take a stroll through Ocean Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally look for gifts at Bachi Jewels.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Boston to Miami Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Miami Beach is much hotter than Boston - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Cabildo, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to New Orleans takes 3.5 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. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Miami Beach in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, try to win big at Caesars Palace, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online road trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. Traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for little chillier nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 28th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then walk around Millennium Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chicago planning website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit cooler, around -3°C, while days are much colder, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Big Apple

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New York City, with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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