52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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New York City
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
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New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Philadelphia — 2 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Chadds Ford (Brandywine River Museum of Art & Chaddsford Winery) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, enjoy some music at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip maker.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.
Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Baltimore — 2 nights

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a tour of USS Torsk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Fell's Point. On your second day here, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore, then explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront activity at Inner Harbor.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Baltimore road trip planning website.

Getting from Philadelphia to Baltimore by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Washington DC.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Washington DC — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at White House, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip builder.

Getting from Baltimore to Washington DC by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Charlotte.
Museums

Charlotte — 2 nights

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 31st (Fri), cool off at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, then join the crowd at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at NoDa Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in December, you will find days in Charlotte are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Charleston.
Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 2nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planning website.

You can fly from Charlotte to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Orlando.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Orlando — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Discovery Cove, SeaWorld and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Space Shuttle Atlantis in Merritt Island--about 1h 10 min away.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Orlando tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Charleston to Orlando by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In January, Orlando is a bit warmer than Charleston - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Miami.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Miami — 6 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You've now added Lock & Load Miami to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Anhinga Trail & Gumbo Limbo Trail). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, and finally explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Fly from Miami to Seattle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Miami in January: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Portland.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Portland — 2 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Portland are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Sacramento.
Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Sacramento — 2 nights

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront and then take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sacramento road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

San Jose — 4 nights

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Stanford University (in Palo Alto), LJB Farms (in San Martin) and Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium & 17-Mile Drive). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through West Cliff Drive, take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House, look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Jose trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla), Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park) and San Diego (San Diego Model Railroad Museum, USS Midway Museum, &more). Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Jose to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in January, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Phoenix.
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Phoenix — 3 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to Taliesin West (in Scottsdale) and Tucson (Mission San Xavier del Bac & Pima Air and Space Museum). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix online tour builder.

Fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online road trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in February: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Salt Lake City — 3 nights

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City) and Park City (Park City Main Street Historic District, Canyons Village at Park City, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City attractions planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, Salt Lake City is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses