28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

2
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip planning website .

Dallas to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dallas in January since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, get your game on at Nomadic, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and laugh and play at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Discover how to plan a Washington DC trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get much colder in Washington DC: highs are around 44°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°F in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then get your game on at Team vs Time. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago holiday builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, Chicago is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 32°F and lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see photos and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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