30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Miami
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Key West, Foot to S Roosevelt - Opposite Hyatt
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Key West
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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.
On the 4th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

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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: make a trip to Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Take a break from the city and head to Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Kailua-Kona (Swim with Dolphins & Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, &more). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hilo trip planning website.

Fly from New York City to Hilo in 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Hilo. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Hilo hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lahaina, Maui

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
On the 15th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then fulfill a lifelong dream with The Magic Merman Snorkel Charters.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In December in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and then kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

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You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route builder.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
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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.
Get outdoors at Badger Pass Ski Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Half Dome, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon Village and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

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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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are colder (15°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

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Everglades National Park

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
On the 31st (Thu), head outdoors with Osceola panthers and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Everglades National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Everglades National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect Everglades National Park to be much warmer, temps between 80°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Everglades National Park to Key West takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.