31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
3
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
4
Islamorada
— 1 night
5
Marathon
— 1 night
6
Key West
— 4 nights
7
New York City
— 4 nights
8
Washington DC
— 4 nights
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Old Town Temecula (in Temecula), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs). It doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Old Town Temecula, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Palm Springs Art Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and Whitney Plantation. Popular historic sites such as Royal Street and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Popular historic sites such as St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Stetson Mansion are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at St. Augustine Beach and Fort Clinch State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Ponce Inlet (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lightner Museum, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Augustine journey site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to St. Augustine due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Augustine: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 27th (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Islamorada sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Islamorada takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in January: high temperatures in Islamorada hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

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Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Zachary Taylor and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip maker website.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chelsea Market or SoHo. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, go for a walk through Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in February, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hyde Park
Highlights from your plan
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of the Marine Corps and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), St George's Episcopal Church (in Fredericksburg) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of George Washington's Mount Vernon, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip maker.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon, St George's Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Get a sense of the local culture at California State Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg) and Oxbow Public Market (in Napa). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sapphire Hill Winery, Oxbow Public Market, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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