28 days in United States Itinerary

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Charleston
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Wilmington
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Baltimore
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Philadelphia
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Atlantic City
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New York City
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Boston
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Rutland
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Lincoln
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Washington DC
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Orlando
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Miami
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Key West
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Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for gifts at The Hidden Countship, then don't miss a visit to H.L. Hunley Submarine, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charleston online itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Charleston is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Charleston, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Charleston to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Expo 216, then take an in-depth tour of Cape Fear Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington attractions planning app.

Drive from Charleston to Wilmington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Wilmington are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 1 night

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 12th (Mon), engage your brain at System Source Computer Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Weber's Cider Mill Farm, and then wander the streets of Hampden.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore route app.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Baltimore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in December, expect Baltimore to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, stroll around Franklin Square, then catch a live performance at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and finally ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Brandywine River Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandy Hollow.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planner.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.
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Atlantic City — 1 night

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Atlantic City trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Atlantic City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to New York City.
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Atlantic City to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Boston.
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Boston — 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): walk around Boston Public Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museum of African American History, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, and finally walk around Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boston day trip app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Rutland.
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Rutland — 1 night

The city of Rutland is the seat of Rutland County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hit the slopes at Pico Mountain, then play a few rounds at Green Mountain National Golf Course, then experience rural life at Baird Farm Vermont Maple Syrup, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at A Signature Day Spa.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rutland road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Rutland takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in December: high temperatures in Rutland hover around 2°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 1 night

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Pemigewasset River, see Off-Road Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Loon Mountain Ministries.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lincoln trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rutland to Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. December in Lincoln sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden, then meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Lincoln to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Lincoln - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
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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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Tue) at Magic Kingdom Park. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Epcot.

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

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Miami.
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Miami — 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Key West.
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Key West — 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Bahia Honda State Park. Go for a jaunt from Key West to Marathon to see San Pablo Catholic Church about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stop by The Peace Store, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To plan Key West vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Key West sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Vermont travel guide

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The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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