38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner
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Brooklyn
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Brooklyn — 2 nights

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Woodbury Common Premium Outlets as well as Coney Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Brooklyn Botanic Garden and 9/11 - WTC Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Brooklyn: The Spirit Spa (in Oldwick) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, get lost in a book at Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, enjoy some music at Brooklyn Bowl, and walk around Prospect Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brooklyn vacation builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Brooklyn is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Brooklyn is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Brooklyn: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Central Terminal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New York Public Library and Fifth Avenue. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planner.

New York City is just a stone's throw from Brooklyn. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Philadelphia — 2 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania, then browse the collection at Free Library of Philadelphia, and finally engage your brain at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, make a trip to Rittenhouse Square, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and finally stroll around Franklin Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Washington DC.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Washington DC — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery of Art and Washington Monument. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Niagara Falls.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canalside and Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Buffalo (Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park & Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site) and Walden Galleria Mall (in Cheektowaga). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Niagara Science Museum, make a trip to Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station, contemplate the long history of Old Fort Niagara, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Chicago — 4 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Science and Industry and 360 Chicago Observation Deck. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, stroll around Millennium Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago journey maker website.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Chicago, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Orlando — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harry P. Leu Gardens and American Girl Orlando. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Fri) at Magic Kingdom Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and make a splash at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Orlando attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Miami.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Miami — 2 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zoo Miami and Hollywood Beach. Step out of Miami to go to Sunrise and see Sawgrass Mills, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, wander the streets of Ocean Drive, and browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to New Orleans.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

New Orleans — 3 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New Orleans City Park and Garden District. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, stroll around Audubon Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans route website.

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in January: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 17°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 27th (Fri), trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lookout Studio and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Las Vegas — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
KA by Cirque du Soleil has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Battlefield Vegas and Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

United States travel guide

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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.
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