34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Sedona
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Santa Fe
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San Antonio
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Vicksburg
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Atlanta
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Asheville
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Washington DC
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Williamsburg
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to LA Farmers' Market and Petersen Automotive Museum. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Grove, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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

Cairo, Egypt to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Los Angeles, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairo in December since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): shop like a local with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, then trek along Bear Mountain Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fay Canyon Trail, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Little Horse Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planning site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sedona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the world behind art at San Miguel Chapel, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and then take in the pleasant sights at Keshi. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Ski Santa Fe.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sedona in December, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around 8°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 2 nights

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 17th (Sat), shop like a local with Pearl Farmers Market, then explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally take in the history at Mission Espada.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio online travel route planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to San Antonio in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in December; daily highs in San Antonio reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vicksburg.
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Vicksburg — 1 night

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Attic Gallery.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vicksburg online road trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Vicksburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in December, with highs in Vicksburg at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 4 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Delta Flight Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of Atlanta with an excursion to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw--about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Michael C. Carlos Museum and play a few rounds at Top Golf.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Vicksburg to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vicksburg to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Asheville.
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Asheville — 1 night

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In December, Asheville is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Annapolis Historic District. Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Annapolis to see Maryland State House about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Asheville to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Williamsburg Art Gallery, then grab your bike and head to Newport News Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Silver Hand Meadery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg visit planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 4 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Do your shopping at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, and see the interesting displays at Benjamin Franklin Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Philadelphia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Williamsburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Philadelphia, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to New York City.
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New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and SoHo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
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Mississippi travel guide

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Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.
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North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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