26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h
End: New York City

5
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.
Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Patchogue to see Fire Island National Seashore about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, make a trip to Central Park, look for gifts at Kalustyan's, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stetson Mansion and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disney's Animal Kingdom and Ormond Beach. Change things up with a short trip to NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Titusville (about 1h 10 min away). Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: stop by The Mall at Millenia and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, Orlando is warmer than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take a stroll through The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Las Vegas in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Las Vegas is colder than Orlando - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Third Street Promenade). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, browse the different shops at The Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, engage your brain at Exploratorium, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. Shop till you drop at Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Center. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Honolulu using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In January, Honolulu is much hotter than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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