33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Orlando, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then make a trip to Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then stroll through New Orleans City Park.

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You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
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.
Key West is known for adventure, museums, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Key West by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New Orleans in January; daily highs in Key West reach 76°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
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.
Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Orlando is little chillier than Key West - with highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Las Vegas takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in San Diego at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, trek along Diamond Head State Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 81°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in January, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Milton Lee Olive Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then test your team's savvy at Team vs Time.

For maps and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Chicago is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in Chicago reach 36°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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