49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Miami
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  14​h
End: Nottingham

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lincoln Park Zoo and Chicago Children's Museum. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Saint Joseph to see Silver Beach County Park about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and stroll through Millennium Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Nottingham, UK to Chicago is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nottingham in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Silver Beach County Park, Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago Children's Museum ©
Chicago Children's Museum

8
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Wall Street, and stop by FAO Schwarz.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Central Park ©
Central Park
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baker Beach and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to San Gregorio State Beach in San Gregorio--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Union Square ©
Union Square

9
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Grove. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & The Disney Gallery) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

7
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Liberty Public Marketfor plenty of shopping. Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Art Beat on Main Street in Vista, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Art Beat on Main Street
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. Head to Lincoln Road and Collins Avenuefor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, meet the residents at Jungle Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Miami Children's Museum, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miami day trip app .

You can fly from San Diego to Miami in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in January, with highs in Miami at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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