29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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New York City — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Gatlinburg.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Gatlinburg — 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and then learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gatlinburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from New York City to Gatlinburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Miami.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Miami — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, then explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ocean Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then browse the different shops at Lincoln Road, and finally wander the streets of Espanola Way.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miami online vacation builder.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, Miami is much warmer than Gatlinburg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Key West.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Key West — 5 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Key West with an excursion to San Pablo Catholic Church in Marathon--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion Inn, make a trip to Truman Little White House, and stroll through Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Key West day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 5th (Thu), look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 17°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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 7th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Yosemite National Park — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark are in your itinerary. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and get great views at Valley View.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. Change things up with a short trip to Point Reyes Safaris in Point Reyes Station (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stop by North Beach, take a stroll through Chinatown, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
On the 15th (Sun), stop by Holualoa Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lekeleke Burial Ground.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona journey tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona takes 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. In January, Kailua-Kona is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Honolulu, Oahu — 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 16th (Mon), stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Iolani Palace and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu online visit planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.
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