25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Chicago
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Albuquerque
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Orlando
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New York City — 5 nights

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: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, admire all the interesting features of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and stroll through Central Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City holiday tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to New York City. In December, New York City is much colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Washington DC — 3 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Chicago.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Chicago — 1 night

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Reliance Building.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Chicago at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Thu), hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site.

Fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Downtown Disney District, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday builder tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
Theme Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Albuquerque.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Albuquerque — 2 nights

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Unser Racing Museum and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Albuquerque is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 11°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Orlando — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 50 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip maker site.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Orlando, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in January; daily highs in Orlando reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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