43 days in West Coast, East Coast of USA & Chicago Itinerary

43 days in West Coast, East Coast of USA & Chicago Itinerary

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43 days in West Coast, East Coast of USA & Chicago Itinerary

Boracay
ferry + Fly:  20​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly + ferry:  21​h
Boracay

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner .

Boracay, Philippines to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Boracay in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

6
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

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Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, laugh and play at SeaWorld Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando road trip planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

5
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Washington DC at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

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Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Pentagon
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House

6
days
New York City

New York City ©
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

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Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Brooklyn Bridge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

5
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago visit planner .

Getting from New York City to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In January, Chicago is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

5
days
Seattle

Seattle
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

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Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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