31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 6 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Tampa
— 7 nights
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Washington DC

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and The Walters Art Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas), Little Library (in Vienna) and B&O Ellicott City Station Museum (in Ellicott City). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Maryland State House, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum, and explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 4 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Philbrook Museum of Art and Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Science Museum Oklahoma. Explore Oklahoma City's surroundings by going to Tulsa (Holy Family Cathedral & Atlas Life Building). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, explore the world behind art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, wander the streets of Bricktown, and examine the collection at Oklahoma Railway Museum.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Oklahoma City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for little chillier nights in Oklahoma City, with lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Houston

— 6 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Menil Collection. Visit 1892 Bishop's Palace and Old City Cemetery for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Galveston (MiArt Gallery, Galveston Railroad Museum, &more), College Station (Reveille Gravesite & George Bush Presidential Library and Museum) and Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel, don't miss a visit to Water Wall, and contemplate the long history of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

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You can fly from Oklahoma City to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Houston is somewhat warmer than Oklahoma City - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Presbytere. Get a sense of the local culture at Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

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Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in New Orleans can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Tampa

— 7 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Museum of Fine Arts and Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Cornell Fine Arts Museum (in Winter Park), Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida (in St. Pete Beach) and Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (in Eatonville). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and take in nature's colorful creations at Florida Botanical Gardens.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Tampa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in Tampa are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.