Route & dates
Start: Amman, Jordan
Budapest, Hungary— 10 nights
San Francisco, United States— 1 night
Las Vegas, United States— 2 nights
Washington DC, United States— 1 night
New York City, United States— 3 nights
End: Amman, Jordan
Tue, Dec 24 - Mon, Jan 13
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Pearl of the Danube
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.
Amman, Jordan to Budapest is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amman to Budapest. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amman in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.On the 4th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.
For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online road trip planner.
Traveling by flight from Budapest to San Francisco takes 18 hours. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Budapest to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
Things to do in San Francisco
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Las Vegas, United States
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.
For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker website.
You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.
Things to do in Las Vegas
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Washington DC, United States
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 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.
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Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.
Things to do in Washington DC
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New York City, United States
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.On the 10th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool.
You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in New York City when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in New York City
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