21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— Few hours
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
3
Boston
— 4 nights
4
New York City
— 5 nights
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Big Bus Tours to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), hit the sights you want to with Big Bus Tours, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take a stroll through Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thenhead off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco vacation builder app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Boston

Boston ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours as well as Fenway Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Otis House and Old State House. Get a sense of the local culture at Newbury Street and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, take a stroll through North End, explore the galleries of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Boston tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Boston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Boston due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Boston hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library ©
Otis House ©
Otis House

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and The Shop at NBC Studios. And it doesn't end there: visit Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in New York City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, thenponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, thenget engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally make a trip to Rittenhouse Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip app.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Washington National Cathedral and National Air and Space Museum. Get some historical perspective at Arlington National Cemetery and Georgetown University. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin and look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online visit planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington National Cemetery, The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria
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Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, thenget a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hauser & Wirth.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
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Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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