24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive
5
Newberry
— 1 night
Drive
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Savannah
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fresno
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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New York City — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 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.
Family-friendly places like National Zoological Park and National Gallery of Art will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get your bearings at Library of Congress, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning site.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lexington.
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Lexington — 1 night

Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): gain insight at Virginia Military Institute and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lexington attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Lexington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Lexington at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 1 night

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Drive from Lexington to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Traveling from Lexington in January, things will get a bit warmer in Pigeon Forge: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Newberry.
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Newberry — 1 night

Newberry is a city in Newberry County, South Carolina, in the Piedmont 43 miles (69 km) northwest of Columbia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Old Courthouse and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Little Mountain Antique Mall & Cafe.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Newberry trip builder tool.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Newberry in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pigeon Forge in January: highs in Newberry hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savannah.
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Savannah — 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Newberry to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newberry in January, with highs in Savannah at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. James Catholic Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando travel route planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, Orlando is a bit warmer than Savannah - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fresno.
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Fresno

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fresno trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Fresno takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in Fresno at 17°C and lows at 5°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 8th (Sun).
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Fresno to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Fresno in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (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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