45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
5
Panama City
— 1 night
6
Tampa
— 4 nights
7
Miami
— 5 nights
8
Key West
— 5 nights
9
Orlando
— 7 nights
10
Jacksonville
— 1 night
11
Charleston
— 1 night
12
Atlanta
— 1 night

5
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carhartt Vineyard and Barbieri Wines. For shopping fun, head to State Street Underpass or Global Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Olivos (Fess Parker & Beckmen Vineyards), Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang) and La Purisima State Historical Park (in Lompoc). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in December since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Old Mission Santa Ines, Carpinteria State Beach, La Purisima State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Fess Parker ©
Fess Parker
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard
Beckmen Vineyards ©
Beckmen Vineyards

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at LA Farmers' Market and The Grove. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Bergamot Station, &more) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Grand Central Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Willow Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Forum Shops at Caesars. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

3
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.
Head to Jamie Hayes Gallery and Royal Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Panama City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Panama City

Panama City ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Seaside Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Eden Gardens State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Shell Shack, thentake in the exciting artwork at Fusion Art Glass Gallery, and then stop by Sundog Books.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Panama City trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from New Orleans to Panama City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, Panama City is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Shell Shack, Eden Gardens State Park
Highlights from your plan
Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park
Sundog Books ©
Sundog Books
Fusion Art Glass Gallery ©
Fusion Art Glass Gallery

4
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caladesi Island State Park and De Soto National Memorial. We've included these beaches for you: Nokomis Beach and Madeira Beach. Explore Tampa's surroundings by going to Venice Beach (in Venice) and John's Pass Village & Boardwalk (in Madeira Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampa online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Panama City to Tampa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Tampa. Traveling from Panama City in January, expect Tampa to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Madeira Beach, De Soto National Memorial, Venice Beach, The Dali Museum, Nokomis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Caladesi Island State Park ©
Caladesi Island State Park
Nokomis Beach ©
Nokomis Beach
De Soto National Memorial ©
De Soto National Memorial

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Valley Visitor Center and Art Deco Historic District. Relax by the water at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and South Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Robert Is Here (in Homestead), Everglades National Park (in Florida City) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Road and shop like a local with Bal Harbour Shops.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Tampa to Miami by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tampa in January, with highs in Miami at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Bal Harbour Shops, Robert Is Here, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

5
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and look for gifts at SunShine Scooters.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West journey planner.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Key West are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

7
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cocoa Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Get some cultural insight at Stetson Mansion and International Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Ron Jon Surf Shop (in Cocoa Beach), Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach) and Barberville Roadside Yard Art & Produce (in Barberville). There's lots more to do: revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, browse the exhibits of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, look for gifts at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando online tour planner.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Key West in January, with highs in Orlando at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Stetson Mansion, Winter Park Farmer's Market, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
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 24th (Thu), stop by Sweet Pete's and then wander the streets of Jacksonville Landing.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jacksonville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Jacksonville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get slightly colder in Jacksonville: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sweet Pete's ©
Sweet Pete's
Jacksonville Landing ©
Jacksonville Landing

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Jacksonville to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or fly. Traveling from Jacksonville in January, expect nights in Charleston to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Ponce City Market, thenvisit Virginia-Highland, and then hunt for treasures at Your Dekalb Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charleston in January; daily highs in Atlanta reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Your Dekalb Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Your Dekalb Farmers Market ©
Your Dekalb Farmers Market
Ponce City Market ©
Ponce City Market
Virginia-Highland ©
Virginia-Highland

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