27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Chicago
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Orlando
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New Orleans
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San Francisco
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City journey planner.

Mumbai, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planning tool.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Augustine Distillery and Orlando International Premium Outlets. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach), Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and The Ximenez-Fatio House (in St. Augustine). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and discover the magic at World of Disney.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Orlando is much hotter than Chicago - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. You'll explore and learn at Whitney Plantation and The National WWII Museum. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Royal Street, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in December, you will find days in New Orleans are colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Mon), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Lanikai Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ko Olina Lagoons in Kapolei (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 22°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then shop like a local with The Grove, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles route maker app.

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in January, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 12th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.