25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
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New York City
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Niagara Falls
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Las Vegas
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Honolulu
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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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Washington DC. While traveling from Melbourne, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 8 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Philadelphia (Kelly Drive & Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Niagara Falls.
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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.
Buffalo Religious Arts Center and Albright-Knox Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Soma Cura Wellness Center and Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park in Buffalo (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip tool.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Stratosphere Tower, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Niagara Falls in January, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu — 5 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Swim with Dolphins. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu day trip website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).
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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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