36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + bus:  2​h
1
New York City
— 17 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

17
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Central Terminal, The Metropolitan Opera, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Met Cloisters and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Shop till you drop at FAO Schwarz and Brooklyn Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Popcorn Park Zoo (in Forked River), New York Botanical Garden (in Bronx) and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (in Oyster Bay). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to New York City is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Hamilton Park, Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, Popcorn Park Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

7
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like George Washington's Mount Vernon and Newseum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Sotterley Historic Plantation (in Hollywood), Surratt House Museum (in Clinton) and Sully Historic Site (in Chantilly). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chantilly, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, Sotterley Historic Plantation, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Surratt House Museum
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Avila Adobe. Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Malibu (Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum & Malibu Lagoon State Beach). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and enjoy the sand and surf at Original Muscle Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. When traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for much warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica State Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marin Headlands and Legion of Honor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Cable Car Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Mumm Napa (in Rutherford), Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort (in Calistoga) and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (in Vallejo). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at de Young Museum, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Napa, Mumm Napa, Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, USS Hornet Museum
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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