54 days in Continental USA Itinerary

54 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
2
Arlington
— 2 nights
3
New York City
— 7 nights
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
5
Branson
— 2 nights
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
10
Orlando
— 9 nights
11
Key West
— 3 nights

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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've added National Building Museum, National Air and Space Museum, Museum of the Bible, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Washington National Cathedral and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Visit Old Town and Gettysburg National Military Park for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Dragon Distillery, LLC in Frederick (about 1 hour away). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery and appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel route planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cape Town to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Washington DC at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, Gettysburg National Military Park, Dragon Distillery, LLC, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Arlington National Cemetery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, thenmake a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. On your second day here, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, thenpause for some photo ops at Pentagon Memorial, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arlington attractions app.

Arlington is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In December, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island. Change things up with a short trip to Great Neck Steppingstone Park in Great Neck (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning website.

You can fly from Arlington to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Neck Steppingstone Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 6th (Mon), try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond and then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Millennium Park and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In January, Chicago is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, thendo a tasting at Stone Hill Winery, thenexamine the collection at Titanic Museum, and finally wander the streets of Historic Downtown Branson. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, and then browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Branson tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Branson reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Branson

Shopping Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Highlights from your plan
Branson Landing ©
Branson Landing
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Historic Downtown Branson ©
Historic Downtown Branson

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Baker Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday maker tool.

Getting from Branson to San Francisco by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Branson to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Branson in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography. Get a sense of the local culture at Montana Avenue and Craft Contemporary. Change things up with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, shop like a local with The Grove, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

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Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planning site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Garden District and French Quarter. You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery, and take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip planning tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to New Orleans by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

9
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stetson Mansion and St James Roman Catholic Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Timothy's Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Duncan McClellan Gallery (in St. Petersburg), Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor) and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Merritt Island). There's much more to do: laugh and play at Discovery Cove, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Orlando is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Winter Park, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Stetson Mansion, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

3
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.
Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House capture your imagination. Fort Zachary Taylor and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Sombrero Beach (in Marathon). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in February since evenings lows in Key West dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sombrero Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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