46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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46 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Houston
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Panama City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Miami
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Orlando
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
13
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

4
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.
State Street and Fess Parker are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carhartt Vineyard and Carpinteria State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: La Purisima State Historical Park (in Lompoc), Sunstone Vineyards & Winery (in Santa Ynez) and Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang). There's more to do: do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company and explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the 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. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique (in Tehachapi) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in December, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown.

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

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sylvan Beach Park and then learn about winemaking at Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc..

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Houston is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Houston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., Sylvan Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc. ©
Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

2
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Panama City is a city and the county seat of Bay County, Florida, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Eden Gardens State Park. On the next day, look for gifts at Shell Shack, then stop by Sundog Books, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Panama City sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Panama City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Panama City when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Shell Shack, Pier Park, Eden Gardens State Park
Highlights from your plan
Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park
Pier Park ©
Pier Park
Sundog Books ©
Sundog Books

3
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.
Relax by the water at Nokomis Beach and Madeira Beach. Head to John's Pass Village and Boardwalk and Ellenton Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampa: Venice Beach (in Venice) and De Soto National Memorial (in Bradenton).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa tour planner .

Traveling by car from Panama City to Tampa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Panama City in January, things will get a bit warmer in Tampa: highs are around 71°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Madeira Beach, Ellenton Premium Outlets, Venice Beach, De Soto National Memorial, Nokomis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nokomis Beach ©
Nokomis Beach
De Soto National Memorial ©
De Soto National Memorial
Madeira Beach ©
Madeira Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Everglades National Park. Art Deco Historic District and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park), Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead) and Islamorada (Scuba & Snorkeling & Parasailing & Paragliding). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Lincoln Road and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Miami day trip planning website .

Getting from Tampa to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 77°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Islamorada, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Anhinga Trail, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park

5
nights
Key West

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.
Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Bahia Honda State Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key), Anne's Beach (in Islamorada) and Calusa Beach (in Big Pine Key). The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Isle Cook Key West, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in January, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Anne's Beach, Dolphin Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
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 Beach at Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. Get outdoors at Cocoa Beach and Blue Spring State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Ron Jon Surf Shop (in Cocoa Beach), Barberville Roadside Yard Art & Produce (in Barberville) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, take a stroll through International Drive, and revel in the low prices at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planning tool .

Drive from Key West to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in Orlando reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, Stetson Mansion, Barberville Roadside Yard Art & Produce, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Sweet Pete's and then take a stroll through Jacksonville Landing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to Jacksonville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get slightly colder in Jacksonville: highs are around 65°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 26th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Charleston trip simple and quick.

Getting from Jacksonville to Charleston by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Jacksonville in January, you will find days in Charleston are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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.
On the 27th (Sun), browse the different shops at Ponce City Market, then take a stroll through Little Five Points, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Your Dekalb Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta holiday planner.

You can fly from Charleston to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in January, things will get slightly colder in Atlanta: highs are around 53°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) 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
Little Five Points ©
Little Five Points

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