27 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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Washington DC
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Seattle — 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Tahoma National Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home, stroll the grounds of Jimi Hendrix Grave Site, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online itinerary planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect Seattle to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at de Young Museum, and finally stop by Chinatown.

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You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then shop like a local with Rodeo Drive, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and finally shop like a local with The Grove.

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Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Houston.
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Houston — 2 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.
On the 8th (Sun), get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, then take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Houston Museum District, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, then wander the streets of The Strand, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Houston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Houston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler 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 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then stop by Frank's Produce & Greenhouses, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Loring Cornish Gallery.

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Getting from Houston to Washington DC by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In January, Washington DC is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 14 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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Algonquin Hotel. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park), Philadelphia (Wonderspaces Philadelphia, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, &more) and DM Weil Gallery (in New Paltz). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and make a trip to Fifth Avenue.

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Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New York City, with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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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Texas travel guide

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The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
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