24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online travel route planner .

Austin to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 57°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

3
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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, browse the collection at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Washington DC to be colder, temps between 51°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

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
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then walk around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 38°F and lows are around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Winged Figures of the Republic Statues). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 57°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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