34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Cape May
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Atlantic City
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
7
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
New Haven
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Hoboken Waterfront Walkway. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and stroll around Bryant Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In November, daytime highs in New York City are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Hoboken Waterfront Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Bryant Park ©
Bryant Park
The High Line ©
The High Line
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 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan

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.
On the 7th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of M&T Bank Stadium, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then get your game on at Urban Axes Baltimore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Baltimore holiday maker site .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

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

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Longwood Gardens and Barnes Foundation. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall, don't miss a visit to Historic Philadelphia-Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches, and tour or see a game at Urban Axes Philadelphia.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape May trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Cape May by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off toAtlantic City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Tours 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 discover tucked-away gems like Museum of NJ Maritime History and Atlantic City Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: Batsto Village (in Batsto), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gardner's Basin, try to win big at Borgata Casino, appreciate the history behind In the Line of Duty Sculpture, and view the masterpieces at Donna Elias' Bayside Gallery & Coastal Gifts.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City journey planner.

Drive from Cape May to Atlantic City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Atlantic City sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

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

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and The Met Cloisters. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see New York Botanical Garden, which is approximately 30 minutes away. See some other sides of New York City: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Atlantic City to New York City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time 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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Yale University, examine the collection at Knights of Columbus Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Chapel Street.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Haven planner .

You can drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in New Haven. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Fine Arts and Old North Church & Historic Site. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Beacon Hill, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, get engrossed in the history at New England Holocaust Memorial, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arnold Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip builder site .

You can take a train from New Haven to Boston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Boston are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, make a trip to Main Plaza, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally have fun at San Antonio Western Shooting. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, examine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape the Room.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Antonio tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Boston to San Antonio in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to San Antonio. While traveling from Boston, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Antonio Western Shooting ©
San Antonio Western Shooting
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Powell Point, get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and finally get great views at Navajo Point.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 8°C and lows at -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, then make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and finally explore and take pictures at Staples Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. In December, Los Angeles is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°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 Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Staples Center ©
Staples Center

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