28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Los Angeles
— 12 nights
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles

— 12 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. For shopping fun, head to Bergamot Station or Montana Avenue. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, Third Street Promenade, &more), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Little Arabia District) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Santa Barbara). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and watch a film at California Science Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. In December, Los Angeles is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Cincinnati

— 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
National Museum of the US Air Force and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Jungle Jim's International Market and Ohio Valley Antique Mall. Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Meranda-Nixon Winery (in Ripley), Esther Price Fine Chocolates (in Dayton) and Old Mason Winery & Vineyard (in West Milton). There's much more to do: try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, see the interesting displays at Lucky Cat Museum, partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape, and do a tasting at Harmony Hill Vineyard.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Cincinnati takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cincinnati, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Cincinnati at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Columbus

— 4 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Easton Town Center and Wyandotte Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Helen Winnemore'sfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Warther Museum (in Dover), Lancaster (Sherman House Museum & Rockside Winery and Vineyards) and Baltic Mill Winery (in Baltic). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, hunt for treasures at Half Price Books, and admire the natural beauty at Kelton House Museum & Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Columbus visit planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Columbus, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

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Washington DC

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Olympia Candy Kitchen and Loring Cornish Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more) and Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Columbus to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.