49 days in Continental USA Itinerary

49 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA visit planner

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 9 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago
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Vancouver
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lands End and Marin Headlands. Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and walk around Crissy Field.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Disney California Adventure Park and Petersen Automotive Museum. Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Grove make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: 1,000 Steps Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Balboa Island (in Newport Beach). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation maker site.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Family-friendly places like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Lions, Tigers & Bears and Pacific Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & San Diego Botanic Garden). There's more to do: walk around Cuvier Park - The Wedding Bowl.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like New Orleans City Park and The National WWII Museum. Explore hidden gems such as The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Louis Armstrong Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, take an in-depth tour of The Presbytere, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre.

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Getting from San Diego to New Orleans by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to New Orleans. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Saint Mary Star of the Sea and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Key West Garden Club. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, meet the residents at Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Orlando

— 9 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Step off the beaten path and head to Stetson Mansion and Tree of Life. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City) and Kissimmee (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Kissimmee Lakefront Park). Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, laugh and play at World of Disney, and get curious at Orlando Science Center.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Washington Monument. Kids will enjoy United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National World War II Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Baltimore (Baltimore Museum of Industry, Maryland Science Center, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Women in the Arts, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection.

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

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Washington DC to be colder, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

New York City

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and New York Public Library. Family-friendly places like Empire State Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in New York City when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chicago Cultural Center and Maggie Daley Park. Attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Brookfield Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, stroll through Garfield Park Conservatory, explore the engaging exhibits at Chicago Children's Museum, and stroll around Millennium Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Chicago at 0°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 3 nights
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like George C. Marshall House and Leverich Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Multnomah Falls and Beacon Rock. Take a break from Vancouver with a short trip to Beacon Rock State Park in North Bonneville, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Interstate Bridge, go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, stroll around Esther Short Park, and see the interesting displays at Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver holiday planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Vancouver in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Attractions like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Turtle Bay Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin Quest and Bishop Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Laie Hawaii Temple (in Laie). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and examine the collection at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Vancouver to Honolulu in 7 hours. Traveling from Vancouver to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips