53 days in East Coast of USA & Western US Itinerary

53 days in East Coast of USA & Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 6 nights
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
4
Key West
— 4 nights
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights

6
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.
You've now added Fifth Avenue to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City online travel route builder.

Ahmedabad, India to New York City is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to New York City. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in November: highs in New York City hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC route planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Z Flight Watersports (in Marathon), Ultimate HeliTours (in Marathon Shores) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and contemplate the long history of Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

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

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Z Flight Watersports ©
Z Flight Watersports
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and La Jolla Zip Zoom (in Pauma Valley). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip app.

Fly from Key West to San Diego in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to San Diego is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Key West in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, La Jolla Zip Zoom
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Zip Zoom ©
La Jolla Zip Zoom
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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 Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Disneyland Park, Mulholland Drive
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Helicopter Tours has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 30th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, trek along Four Mile Trail, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Range
Cathedral Range

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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