31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salvador
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
7
Custer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  18​h
End: Salvador

4
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.
When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Salvador, Brazil to Washington DC is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Salvador to Washington DC, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salvador in December, expect Washington DC to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, and gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum, Heritage Museums & Gardens, & more) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in December: highs in Boston hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Plymouth Rock, Shining Sea Bikeway
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, then put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Detroit trip builder .

You can fly from Boston to Detroit in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Boston in December, plan for little chillier days in Detroit, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Chicago are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minneapolis: Munsinger Gardens (in Saint Cloud) and Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, walk around Lebanon Hills Regional Park, browse the collection at Saint Paul Public Library, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Minneapolis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chicago to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get a bit cooler in Minneapolis: highs are around -2°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Extreme Sandbox, Munsinger Gardens, Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, then admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, and then take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Custer trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Minneapolis to Custer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Custer: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Keystone, Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

6
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: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, and take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to New Orleans takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Custer in December, expect New Orleans to be much warmer, temps between 16°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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