44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 23 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  5​h 15​min
5
Miami
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

23
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks, Mission San Francisco Solano, & more) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

In January in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sonoma, Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary website .

Fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get much colder in Chicago: highs are around 32°F and lows about 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Garden District.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Chicago to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, New Orleans is much warmer than Chicago - with highs of 59°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Austin travel tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in February: highs in Austin hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Road, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami travel app .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Austin to Miami takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Miami is 1 hour. In February, Miami is a bit warmer than Austin - with highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then admire the striking features of Taliesin West. On the next day, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Phoenix takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in February, expect Phoenix to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 12th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center.

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You can fly from Phoenix to Philadelphia in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in February, with highs in Philadelphia at 44°F and lows at 29°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial and then ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip tool .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 32°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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