25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 8 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
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New York City

New York City ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Get outdoors at Independence National Historical Park and Bushkill Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Lucas candies (in Haverstraw), Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley) and Philadelphia (Eastern State Penitentiary & Philadelphia Museum of Art). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker app.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trips

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Art Institute of Chicago and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Starved Rock State Park (in Utica), Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Milwaukee (Historic Third Ward & Milwaukee Art Museum). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum, stroll around Millennium Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Water Tower Place, and stop by The Loop.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Chicago at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Architectural Building
Chicago Cultural Center
4.7
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Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
4.7

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get some cultural insight at Denver Botanic Gardens and Clyfford Still Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and Swetsville Zoo. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Roxborough State Park in Littleton, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and view the masterpieces at American Museum of Western Art.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Chicago to Denver by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Denver is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Chicago in December, with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
Swetsville Zoo
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Do your shopping at The Grove and South Coast Plaza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online travel route planner.

You can fly from Denver to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in December, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Getty Center
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Specialty Museum
Mission San Juan Capistrano
4.8

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