44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
8
New Orleans
— 3 nights
9
Orlando
— 3 nights
10
Key West
— 3 nights
11
New York City
— 4 nights
12
Washington DC
— 4 nights
13
Gatlinburg
— 1 night

3
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

Plan trip to Chicago with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Nashville to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Chicago is a bit cooler than Nashville - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

4
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yosemite National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Range ©
Cathedral Range

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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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

4
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Redwood Creek Challenge Trail) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

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

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, meet the residents at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Las Vegas is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pima Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and appreciate the history behind Our Sacred Stories.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

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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.
Have a day of magic on the 26th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Orlando trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Sunset Park Beach (in Key Colony Beach), Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center & The Turtle Hospital). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, look for gifts at Peppers of Key West, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key West route planner.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Key West dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, make a trip to Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in December; daily highs in New York City reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning website.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 9th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, thendo a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gatlinburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Scenic Drive Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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