9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
ferry + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Washington DC
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and then stroll around Millennium Park.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Chicago. In December, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then take a stroll through The Strip.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
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.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC visit planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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