53 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
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Orlando
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Key West
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New Orleans
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Los Angeles
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

Big Pineapple

Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu sightseeing planning tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 19.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in November; daily highs in Honolulu reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning tool.

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas — 5 nights

Sin City

When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos
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Grand Canyon National Park — 6 nights

Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -11°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Chicago are little chillier (3°C), and nights are a bit warmer (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

New York City — 6 nights

Big Apple

New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC — 4 nights

Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC route website.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): cruise along Newfound Gap Road, then admire all the interesting features of Little River Road, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Tennessee Cider Company, learn about winemaking at Little Bear Winery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg driving holiday planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In December in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.
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Wineries · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries
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Orlando — 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Saint Cloud) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Have a day of magic on the 25th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Key West.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Key West — 3 nights

Conch Republic

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and look for gifts at Blue.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 3 nights

The Big Easy

New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, take a stroll through Garden District, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Key West to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Key West in January, expect New Orleans to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

City of Angels

Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Disneyland Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, walk around Palisades Park, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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United States travel guide

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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.
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