32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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El Paso
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Tallahassee
— 2 nights
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Tampa
— 1 night
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Orlando
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Raleigh
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San Diego

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Bay Walk, Balboa Park, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. There's more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip maker website.

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Your day by day itinerary now includes Heard Museum as well as Musical Instrument Museum. On the 13th (Mon), explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Tom's Thumb Trailhead, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, and finally walk around Papago Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Phoenix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Phoenix is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in December since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to El Paso.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

El Paso

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as well as El Paso Museum of Art. On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art and then watch a film at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our El Paso trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to El Paso takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, El Paso is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 18°C and lows of 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for San Antonio.

Things to do in El Paso

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Natural Bridge Caverns as well as San Antonio - The Saga. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk and then don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip website.

Drive from El Paso to San Antonio in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to San Antonio is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from El Paso in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kemah Boardwalk, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Space Center Houston, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to The Menil Collection and Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip maker tool.

Drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December in Houston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Dallas on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza as well as Reunion Tower. On the 21st (Tue), wander the streets of Bishop Arts District, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, then walk around White Rock Lake Park, and finally examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Highland Park Village, then don't miss a visit to Reunion Tower, and finally make a trip to Historic Downtown McKinney.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Dallas to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

New Orleans

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitney Plantation and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. There's lots more to do: stroll around New Orleans City Park, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, and get engrossed in the history at The Presbytere.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dallas to New Orleans takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Dallas in December, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, examine the collection at Metal Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from New Orleans to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in December since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 3°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Tallahassee

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Tallahassee Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, then contemplate the long history of The Grove Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tallahassee trip builder website.

You can fly from Memphis to Tallahassee in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Memphis in December; daily highs in Tallahassee reach 24°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tampa.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Tampa

— 1 night

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, and then stroll around Sparkman Wharf.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampa journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Tallahassee to Tampa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, Tampa is a bit warmer than Tallahassee - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then view the masterpieces at Art Basel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then wander the streets of Wynwood.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Miami planner.

You can drive from Tampa to Miami in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, then immerse yourself in nature at Blue Spring State Park, and then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, and then take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. On the next day, examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, stroll around Forsyth Park, then admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savannah online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Orlando to Savannah by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Savannah to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Center for Birds of Prey, take an in-depth tour of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, then get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Confederate Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Unitarian Church in Charleston.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston road trip site.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Charleston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Raleigh

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 8th (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Crank Arm Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then don't miss a visit to American Tobacco Campus.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Charleston to Raleigh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Charleston in January, things will get little chillier in Raleigh: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.