24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
The National WWII Museum and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: walk around New Orleans City Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

5
nights
New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, visit Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning app.

Getting from New Orleans to New York City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Orleans in December: highs in New York City hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

3
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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'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

3
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Cosentino Winery (in Yountville), Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Parsons Memorial and Yosemite Museum Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the activities along Merced River.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

3
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are much warmer (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Casinos · Historic Sites

4
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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Let the collections at Bright Angel History Room and Yavapai Geology Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Tusayan General Store, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 15°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.