26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Montana Avenue, & more). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
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.
The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Titanic. The adventure continues: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, Las Vegas is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans travel planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to New Orleans by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in New York City: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls tour app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Buffalo
Highlights from your plan
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Georgetown University. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Fell's Point are in your itinerary. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and look for gifts at Politics and Prose.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Baltimore
Highlights from your plan
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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