38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Nashville
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and San Diego (Balboa Park, Mingei International Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 9 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for colder days in New York City, with highs around 10°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Philadelphia — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally stroll around Love Park. On your second day here, see a show at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Nashville.
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Nashville — 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Nashville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Nashville. When traveling from Philadelphia in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 10°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 4 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, walk around New Orleans City Park, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in January, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at The Mirage, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

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

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. Traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Oakland California Temple in Oakland, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation builder site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly 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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