45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Buffalo
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Minneapolis
— 1 day
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Big Timber
— 1 night
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Seattle
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Buffalo

Buffalo ©

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then make a trip to Canalside, then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Buffalo sightseeing planner.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Buffalo is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Buffalo due to the time zone difference. December in Buffalo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Empire State Building. Head to Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarzfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, go for a walk through Central Park, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Mall, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington DC route app.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Side Trip

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. Museum of Science and Industry and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Milwaukee (St. Stanislaus Oratory, Basilica of St. Josaphat, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, make a trip to Marquette Building, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago visit planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Chicago at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Minneapolis to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Big Timber.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum

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Big Timber

Big Timber ©
Big Timber is a city in and the county seat of Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States. On the 18th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park and then stroll around Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Two Rivers Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Crazy Mountain Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Big Timber online road trip planner.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Big Timber in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Big Timber, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Big Timber

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area ©
Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area
Crazy Mountain Museum ©
Crazy Mountain Museum
Two Rivers Gallery ©
Two Rivers Gallery

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Denver Art Museum. Do your shopping at Denver Botanic Gardens and 16th Street Mall. Change things up with a short trip to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Getting from Big Timber to Denver by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Big Timber in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): hit the slopes at Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Buttermilk Mountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aspen tour itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in December, with highs in Aspen at 1°C and lows at -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Family-friendly places like The Strip and The Mob Museum will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Neon Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Henderson to see Clark County Heritage Museum about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Shop till you drop at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Bergamot Station. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (The Disney Gallery, Disneyland Park, &more), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and shop like a local with The Grove.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Ferry Building Marketplace. Shop till you drop at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Bruce Lee Grave Site. Step out of Seattle to go to Renton and see Jimi Hendrix Grave Site, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, visit a coastal fixture at West Point Lighthouse, and stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

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Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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