30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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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: make a trip to Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip tool.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

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.
On the 5th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Key West.
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Key West — 1 night

Conch Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion Inn. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Oldest House & Garden Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Key West, then stroll through Key West Garden Club, and finally get active on the water at Fun In The Sun Key West.

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

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Key West is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect Key West to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 2 nights

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.
Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, things will get a bit cooler in Orlando: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions website.

You can fly from Orlando to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch a live event at Staples Center, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Honolulu, Oahu — 1 night

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu tour app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Chicago.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get your game on at Team vs Time, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Chicago is 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 32°F and lows reach 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

United States travel guide

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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.
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