34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
5
Cape May
— 1 night
6
Atlantic City
— 3 nights
7
New York City
— 6 nights
8
New Haven
— 1 night
9
Boston
— 2 nights
10
San Antonio
— 1 night
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green-Wood cemetery and World Trade Center Station (PATH). When in New York City, make a side trip to see Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Kerhonkson, approximately Kerhonkson away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero, stroll around Bryant Park, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Bryant Park ©
Bryant Park
Grand Central Terminal ©
Grand Central Terminal
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of the Marine Corps and National Gallery of Art. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, stroll through Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get your bearings at Library of Congress.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see where the action happens at M&T Bank Stadium, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Baltimore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baltimore road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Baltimore, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
M&T Bank Stadium ©
M&T Bank Stadium
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Longwood Gardens and Eastern State Penitentiary. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia - Axe Throwing, engage your brain at Penn Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Morris Arboretum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
night
Cape May

Cape May
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape May travel site.

Getting from Philadelphia to Cape May by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Cape May, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

3
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Borgata Casino and Cattus Island County Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: Museum of NJ Maritime History (in Beach Haven), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Batsto Village (in Batsto). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, take in the exciting artwork at Donna Elias' Bayside Gallery & Coastal Gifts, see the interesting displays at Atlantic City Historical Museum, and pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Atlantic City trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Cape May to Atlantic City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Atlantic City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Museum of NJ Maritime History, Encounters, Cattus Island County Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Batsto Village
Highlights from your plan
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge ©
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Cattus Island County Park ©
Cattus Island County Park

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Madison Square Garden. Enjoy New York City some more: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Dumbo, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planning tool.

Getting from Atlantic City to New York City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn, New York Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Food Tours

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. On the 22nd (Sun), gain insight at Yale University, thentake an in-depth tour of Knights of Columbus Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Chapel Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Haven online journey planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in December since evenings lows in New Haven dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Knights of Columbus Museum ©
Knights of Columbus Museum
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University ©
Yale University

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Waterfront. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Beacon Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, walk around Arnold Arboretum, and visit Back Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

You can drive from New Haven to Boston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Boston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Food Tours
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 26th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, thenexamine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, and then get your game on at Escape the Room.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip website.

Traveling by flight from Boston to San Antonio takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in December, plan for much hotter days in San Antonio, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, thentake some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, thentake some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at The Getty Center, thenexamine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, thenexamine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, thenmake a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and finally see where the action happens at Staples Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Staples Center ©
Staples Center

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