42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Salem
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Pacific Grove
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  31​h
End: Tehran

3
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walden Pond State Reservation and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic New England Beauport Sleeper--McCann House and The House of the Seven Gables. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salem: Nantasket Beach (in Hull), Crane Beach (in Ipswich) and Long Sands Beach (in York Beach).

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salem online itinerary creator.

Tehran, Iran to Salem is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tehran to Salem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in December, expect Salem to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Concord, Crane Beach, Long Sands Beach, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Nantasket Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nantasket Beach ©
Nantasket Beach
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 3°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at The White House, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and have fun at A Wee Kirk o'the Heather.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip generator.

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Black's Beach and La Jolla Shores Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, explore and take pictures at Torrey Pines Gliderport, and identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Zuma Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
nights
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pacific Grove travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Pacific Grove takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Pacific Grove is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Castro, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Drive from Pacific Grove to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. January in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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