23 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Long Beach
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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New York City
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and stop by Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelry.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Riyadh, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, approximately Santa Monica away. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Long Beach.
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Long Beach — 1 night

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Knott's Berry Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Long Beach trip planner.

Long Beach is very close to Los Angeles. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Long Beach to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Barbara, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 21st (Wed), try to win big at Caesars Palace and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 3 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.
Have a day of magic on the 26th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Orlando road trip site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Miami.
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Miami — 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Step out of Miami with an excursion to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park, and don't miss a visit to Wynwood Walls.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miami online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Miami dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 1 night

Big Apple

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll around Bryant Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Designs by Kamni.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Miami to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, New York City is cooler than Miami - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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