56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Houston Hobby Apt
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Houston
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Columbia
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Salem
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Chicago
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San Francisco

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, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

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Los Angeles

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Star Wars Launch Bay, Disneyland Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, 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 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rim Trail, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are much colder (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Step out of Houston to go to Galveston and see The Seawall, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Houston, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Houston online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

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New Orleans

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New Orleans are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in Orlando are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Memphis holiday tool.

Getting from Orlando to Memphis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Memphis to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, and shop like a local with Smith Creek Moonshine.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

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Columbia

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Columbia is known for fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Craft Axe Throwing- Columbia, ponder the world of politics at South Carolina State House, deepen your understanding at University of South Carolina, and explore the engaging exhibits at EdVenture Children's Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Columbia road trip planning app.

You can fly from Nashville to Columbia in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Columbia is 1 hour. In January, Columbia is a bit warmer than Nashville - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Columbia to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Columbia - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

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New York City

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City route maker.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

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Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): meet the residents at New England Aquarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and finally walk around Boston Common. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, browse the collection at Boston Public Library, then get lost in a book at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and finally wander the streets of North End.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Boston reach 4°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

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Salem

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get your game on at Witch Pix, explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pickering Wharf. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of The House of the Seven Gables, steep yourself in history at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then admire the striking features of Phillips House, and finally walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salem online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Hamburg Gaming (in Hamburg) and Buffalo (Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park & Canalside). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Salem to Niagara Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. While traveling from Salem, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Niagara Falls, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

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Chicago

Windy City

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: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17: