34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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New York City
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Baltimore
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Washington DC
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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Boston
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Miami
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New York City — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Rockefeller Center. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online travel route planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to New York City is minus 10 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Lahore in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 3 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kids will enjoy Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and Hagley Museum And Library. Step out of Baltimore with an excursion to Can Do Playground in Wilmington--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, take in the waterfront activity at Inner Harbor, and take in nature's colorful creations at Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Baltimore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Zoological Park and Washington Monument. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at United States Botanic Garden.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Washington DC takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Tarzan's Treehouse, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, have fun and explore at Travel Town, stroll around Tongva Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Houston.
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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.
Bring the kids along to Children's Museum Houston and Houston Zoo. Step out of Houston with an excursion to The Seawall in Galveston--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, admire the masterpieces at Art Car Museum, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and steep yourself in history at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Houston tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Houston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Houston is 2 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Boston.
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Boston — 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Children's Museum. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, walk around Boston Common, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boston day trip planning website.

Fly from Houston to Boston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Boston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in January, expect Boston to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Miami.
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Miami — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Lincoln Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Palm Beach), Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and McCarthy's Wildlife (in West Palm Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, take a stroll through Espanola Way, and explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Miami takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Miami is much hotter than Boston - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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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