30 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
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New York City
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Boston
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Salem
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Bangor
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Los Angeles
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Washington DC — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ford's Theatre as well as The Pentagon. On the 1st (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip app.

Perth, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Washington DC to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and stroll around The High Line.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and then stroll around Boston Public Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Boston travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Boston reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salem.
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Salem — 1 night

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 9th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salem trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Salem sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Bangor.
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Bangor — 3 nights

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. On the 11th (Wed), have fun and explore at Maine Discovery Museum, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino, and then view the masterpieces at the rock & art shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan Statue, grab your bike and head to Passy Rail Trail, then go for a walk through Belfast Harborwalk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Belfast Historical Society & Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bangor route builder.

Traveling by flight from Salem to Bangor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Bangor is slightly colder than Salem - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 3 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Bangor to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bangor to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Bangor in December, with highs in New Orleans at 16°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, try your luck at Caesars Palace, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 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 December, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) 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.
On the 19th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in December, with lows around 8°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park) and Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip app.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Honolulu in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) 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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