33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Yuma
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Dallas
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Natural Bridge
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Winchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

6
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.
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Point Loma will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Lions, Tigers & Bears and Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Old Town Temecula (in Temecula). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, walk around La Jolla Shores Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego day trip website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to San Diego is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to San Diego. When traveling from Dusseldorf in December, plan for warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yuma.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Coronado Beach, Old Town Temecula, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

4
nights
Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salvation Mountain and Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. Get some cultural insight at Castle Dome Mine Museum and Casa De Coronado Museum. Step out of Yuma to go to Blythe and see Blythe Intaglios, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, hike along Betty's Kitchen National Recreation Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yuma trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Yuma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Yuma. In December, daytime highs in Yuma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Yuma

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Salvation Mountain, Blythe Intaglios
Highlights from your plan
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain
Castle Dome Mine Museum ©
Castle Dome Mine Museum
Blythe Intaglios ©
Blythe Intaglios

5
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Escape the urban bustle at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Explore hidden gems such as Bishop Arts District and Thistle Hill House Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Dallas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dallas online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Yuma to Dallas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yuma to Dallas. Traveling from Yuma in December, expect Dallas to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Cistercian Abbey, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Bishop Arts District ©
Bishop Arts District

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and then wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For photos and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dallas to Eureka Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Eureka Springs hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Walmart Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

1
day
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lee Chapel and Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Natural Bridge road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Eureka Springs to Natural Bridge takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Eureka Springs in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Natural Bridge: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lee Chapel and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg planning website .

Drive from Natural Bridge to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Natural Bridge in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Williamsburg: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yorktown Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

4
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Escape the urban bustle at Berkeley Springs State Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and Old Norbourne Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Winchester: Harpers Ferry (White Hall Tavern, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, & more), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Winchester route maker app .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Winchester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Williamsburg in December; daily highs in Winchester reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Winchester

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Skyline Drive, Antietam National Battlefield, Berkeley Springs State Park, James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and Dobbin House Tavern. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shriver House Museum and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Old Wye Church (in Wye Mills), Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more) and Cambridge (Choptank River Lighthouse & Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Dominic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, and hike along Ballenger Creek Linear Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder site .

You can drive from Winchester to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Winchester in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Cambridge, Old Wye Church, Wat Thai of Washington, D.C., Ballenger Creek Linear Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens ©
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

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