23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Medan, Indonesia
Fly + Foot:  26​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Big Bear Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Medan, Indonesia

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary builder website .

Medan, Indonesia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Medan to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is cooler than Medan - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, get your game on at Nomadic, and don't miss a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Orlando to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Bear Lake.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Alpine Pedal Path, and then don't miss a visit to Bear Valley Christian Faith Center.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Big Bear Lake sightseeing planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Big Bear Lake reach 9°C and lows reach -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Outdoors Trails Spas
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Spas

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: laugh and play at Downtown Disney and then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner .

Getting from Big Bear Lake to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Big Bear Lake in December, expect Anaheim to be warmer, temps between 25°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, engage your brain at California Science Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip site .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument and then steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Honolulu sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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