12 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights
New York City
— 3 nights
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Las Vegas
— 2 nights


San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf as well as Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Washington DC.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New York City.
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

New York City — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City tour planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

New Orleans — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and finally take a stroll through Garden District.

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

Fly from New York City to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 10th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online attractions planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.