35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Montauk
— 2 nights
ferry + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Boston
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
New Haven
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
San Antonio
— 5 nights
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


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4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park. Times Square and Ground Zero Museum Workshop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, shop like a local with SoHo, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip 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 December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montauk.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Greenwich Village ©
Greenwich Village

2
nights
Montauk

Montauk ©
Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, then tee off at Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course, and then admire the majestic nature at Montauk Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kirk Park Beach, then kick back and relax at Amsterdam Beach Preserve, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Montauk Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montauk trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from New York City to Montauk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Montauk

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course ©
Montauk Point State Park ©
Montauk Point State Park

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Quincy Market or The Patriots Hall of Fame. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beacon Hill and Waterfront. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, take a stroll through Back Bay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Montauk to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Montauk in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Boston. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New Haven.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Adams National Historical Park, The Patriots Hall of Fame
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Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

1
night
New Haven

New Haven
New Haven, in the U.S. For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Haven day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Boston to New Haven in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Historic Sites

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): engage your brain at Gulliver's Gate, then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by Tiffany & Co., and then take a stroll through Dumbo.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip app .

Getting from New Haven to New York City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dumbo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dumbo ©
Dumbo
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple and then take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, see the interesting displays at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get curious at Penn Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Christ Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens ©
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Art League of Ocean City, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then examine the collection at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Snapdragon. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tee off at Eagle's Landing Golf Course, and then have some family-friendly fun at Ocean City Screams Haunted House.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ocean City day trip website .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Ocean City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Eagle's Landing Golf Course ©
Eagle's Landing Golf Course
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Georgetown ©
Georgetown

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, then take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savannah itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Savannah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Savannah reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Old Town Bluffton, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge ©
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve

5
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The San Antonio River Walk and Pearl Farmers Market. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool) and Cibolo Nature Center (in Boerne). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to San Antonio takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to San Antonio. In December, daytime highs in San Antonio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cibolo Nature Center, Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, Lost Maples State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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 29th (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Yavapai Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, get great views at Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and finally examine the collection at Kolb Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, then take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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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.
Head to Camarillo Premium Outlets and LA Farmers' Marketfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary builder .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Camarillo Premium Outlets
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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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