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
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Long Beach
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
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Las Vegas
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Miami
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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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City travel route site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect nights in New York City to be little chillier, around 2°C, while days are much colder, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then steep yourself in history at 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, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip maker.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 8 hours. Other options are to 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 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. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to 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 where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Long Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Long Beach is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In December, daytime highs in Long Beach are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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 photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

You can 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. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 19th (Mon).
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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on 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 identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from San Diego in December, with lows around 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): try your luck at Caesars Palace and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough 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 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando due to the time zone difference. 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.
Go for a jaunt from Miami to Everglades National Park to see Shark Valley Visitor Center about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Miami holiday tool.

Getting from Orlando to Miami by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami. 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

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll around Bryant Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and then browse the different shops at Designs by Kamni.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Fly from Miami to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Miami in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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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