43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 13 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Dallas
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New York City

— 13 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

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.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, have fun at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and stop by Brookline Booksmith.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Philadelphia is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, enjoy some music at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary tool.

You can fly from Boston to Philadelphia in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, browse the collection at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Washington DC sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago online travel route planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Interact Art Museum and then enjoy breathtaking views from Jackson Street Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, stroll through Centennial Olympic Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Chicago to Atlanta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Chicago in January, plan for much hotter days in Atlanta, with highs around 13°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Orlando is a bit warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

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.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Galveston (Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Moody Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakewood Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 4 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels) and Austin (St. Mary's Cathedral, Texas State Capitol, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and make a trip to Main Plaza.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online holiday planner.

You can drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, and then stroll around Klyde Warren Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas road trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in February, with highs in Dallas at 19°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.