15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Dayton
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Chicago
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Met Cloisters. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and see the interesting displays at The Morgan Library & Museum.

To find maps and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary app.

Doncaster, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American History, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dayton.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Dayton International Peace Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Dayton in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Dayton to be little chillier, temps between 6°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites
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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, then get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Chicago Cultural Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Dayton to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dayton to Chicago. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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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 18th (Sat), try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, examine the collection at The National Atomic Testing Museum, then see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip app.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.