35 days in Continental USA Itinerary

35 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 26°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally stop by Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour planning app.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Have a day of magic on the 9th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orlando holiday builder app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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 museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll through Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

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 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On your second day here, make a trip to French Quarter, examine the collection at Cabildo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans. Traveling from Key West in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit cooler, around 16°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. Expect slightly colder evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego driving holiday website.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 26th (Sun): shop like a local with The Grove and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips