36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 1 night
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Salem
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Bangor
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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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 Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool.

Perth, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

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.
You've added New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City holiday maker website.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You will leave for Boston on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in New York City

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You've now added Freedom Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): walk around Boston Common and then take a stroll through North End.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary website.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Boston at 7°C and lows at 0°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours of Salem as well as Witch Dungeon Museum. On the 27th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, then walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours of Salem.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salem route maker website.

Traveling by car from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Salem, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Portland

— 1 night

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip site.

You can drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in December, things will get little chillier in Portland: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Bangor

— 1 night
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Your day by day itinerary now includes Paul Bunyan Statue as well as Stephen King's House.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bangor travel route builder website.

You can drive from Portland to Bangor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bangor when traveling from Portland in December, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Bangor

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Frenchmen Street, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and Bombay Club. And it doesn't end there: stroll around New Orleans City Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and take a stroll through Garden District.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Bangor to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangor to New Orleans. In December, New Orleans is warmer than Bangor - with highs of 16°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fremont Street Experience, The Chandelier, Mirage Volcano, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and other attractions. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Tours · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately Kailua away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and pause for some photo ops at USS Utah Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu road trip planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Honolulu by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.