22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
15
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Newark

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, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

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

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, Boston is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 43°F and lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and finally explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit route maker .

Getting from Boston to Detroit by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston in December, expect nights in Detroit to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then get your game on at Team vs Time, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then walk around Millennium Park.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago travel planner .

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Chicago are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Game Show Battle Rooms, explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 28°F and lows reach 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Game Show Battle Rooms
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Game Show Battle Rooms ©
Game Show Battle Rooms
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Seattle. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour planner .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Phoenix driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

1
night
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Denver travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in December, things will get colder in Denver: highs are around 43°F and lows about 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

1
night
Dallas

Dallas
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dallas online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Dallas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 41°F at night. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along White Oak Bayou Trail, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Houston day trip app .

Getting from Dallas to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Houston is a bit warmer than Dallas - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Houston

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

1
night
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 19th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to Atlanta in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Atlanta. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get slightly colder in Atlanta: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 51°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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