35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 8 nights
train:  3​h
2
Boston
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Atlantic City
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
6
San Antonio
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

8
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Madison Square Garden. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see New York Botanical Garden, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City trip tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn, New York Botanical Garden
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Food Tours
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Public Garden. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Beacon Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Boston vacation builder tool .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Boston hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Longwood Gardens and Eastern State Penitentiary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Morris Arboretum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online day trip planner .

Fly from Boston to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City. On the next day, shop like a local with Atlantic City Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial, then try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and finally try to win big at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Atlantic City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Atlantic City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Atlantic City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games Casinos Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Downtown Ocean City
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Downtown Ocean City ©
Downtown Ocean City
Gardner's Basin ©
Gardner's Basin
In the Line of Duty Sculpture ©
In the Line of Duty Sculpture

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skyline Drive and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Atlantic City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Skyline Drive
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

4
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mission San Jose and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. There's much more to do: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, appreciate the history behind Korean War Memorial, enjoy some diversion at San Antonio Western Shooting, and steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel route builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Washington DC to San Antonio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to San Antonio. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in San Antonio reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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San Antonio Western Shooting ©
San Antonio Western Shooting
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

4
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Machine Guns Vegas. Change things up with a short trip to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection in Laughlin (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner .

You can fly from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas. In December, Las Vegas is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Parks

Side Trip

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Food Tours
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Dig This ©
Dig This

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Getty Center and Battleship USS Iowa BB-61. Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
Staples Center ©
Staples Center

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