14 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
— 1 night
San Diego
— 3 nights
Newport Beach
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 4 nights


New York City — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Philadelphia (Macy's Philadelphia, Wanamaker Organ, &more), Room Escape Games (in Staten Island) and Boscobel House and Gardens (in Garrison). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at New York Botanical Garden, admire the landmark architecture of The Oculus, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and wander the streets of Meatpacking District.

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Austin to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, New York City is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Denver.
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Denver — 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver visit planning site.

Getting from New York City to Denver by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. In December, Denver is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 7°C and lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lions, Tigers & Bears and Balboa Park. There's much more to do: stop by San Diego Fly Rides, take in the views from Coronado Bridge, stroll through Pacific Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Diego. Traveling from Denver in December, expect San Diego to be much warmer, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport Beach.
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Newport Beach — 2 nights

City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, then take a leisurely stroll along San Clemente Pier, and finally take in the waterfront at Huntington Beach Pier. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at 1,000 Steps Beach, walk around Heisler Park, then kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, and finally meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Newport Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Crissy Field and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (in Milpitas), Municipal Rose Garden (in San Jose) and Oakland California Temple (in Oakland). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiller Aviation Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Conservatory of Flowers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Newport Beach to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Newport Beach in December, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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.

Colorado travel guide

The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.