31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Orlando
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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New York City

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.
Have a day of magic on the 11th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are cooler, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Caesars Palace, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

Plan a Las Vegas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, shop like a local with The Grove, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Chicago to be little chillier, around 26°F, while days are cooler, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.