37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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Virginia Beach
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Nashville
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Atlanta
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Jacksonville
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Orlando
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Miami
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Tampa
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Tallahassee
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New Orleans
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Houston
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Dallas
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Oklahoma City
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Santa Fe
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Phoenix
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Las Vegas
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San Diego
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Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
On the 18th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, get curious at Mutter Museum, then examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, and finally admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip maker app.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 20th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and finally see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning app.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Virginia Beach

— 3 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach online itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Virginia Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Virginia Beach to Nashville is minus 1 hour. November in Nashville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then stroll through Centennial Olympic Park, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Jackson Street Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, then don't miss a visit to National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Atlanta driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Atlanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In November in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Jacksonville

— 2 nights

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 29th (Mon), walk around Jesse Ball Dupont Park, get to know the resident critters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Ed Austin Regional Park, steep yourself in history at Kingsley Plantation, then stroll around Little Talbot Island State Park, then stroll through Fort Clinch State Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

Before you visit Jacksonville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Atlanta to Jacksonville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, Jacksonville is somewhat warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Orlando

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando attractions planner.

You can drive from Jacksonville to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Orlando, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and finally don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick Catholic Church, then admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and finally make a trip to Wynwood Walls.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip planning tool.

Getting from Orlando to Miami by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tampa

— 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial and then find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach, then explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum, and finally walk around Largo Central Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampa online tour planner.

Getting from Miami to Tampa by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Miami in December since evenings lows in Tampa dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tallahassee

— 1 night
On the 7th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, then immerse yourself in nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, then learn more about the world around you at Tallahassee Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tallahassee road trip planning site.

You can drive from Tampa to Tallahassee in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in December, expect Tallahassee to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tallahassee to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tallahassee in December, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Houston

— 1 day

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): play a few rounds at Hermann Park, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, then admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

Make your Houston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from New Orleans to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Houston, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Golf

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 10th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then make a trip to Exchange Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, see Lifestylez Nails Spa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas online travel planner.

You can drive from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get a bit cooler in Dallas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiger Safari Zoological Park, try to win big at Riverwind Casino, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip planning website.

You can drive from Dallas to Oklahoma City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Oklahoma City to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

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 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take an in-depth tour of New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, then do a tasting at Gruet Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe.

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Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oklahoma City in December, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 8°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 16th (Thu), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see Off-Road Tours, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Santa Fe in December: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, then try your luck at Caesars Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Las Vegas by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · 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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

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Drive from Las Vegas to San Diego in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.