For a trip to the USA, you need a valid visa. Which type is suitable for your travel plans and whether you can also enter the USA with an E-Visa depends on a number of factors. We support you in applying for your ESTA for traveling to the USA.

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Country facts

Are you planning a vacation in the United States? Then look forward to endless natural wonders, a colorful culture mix, and the world's most spectacular cities! But before you go, here's some essential USA travel advice.

Quick facts USA

  • Location: North America
  • Area: 9,525,067 km²
  • Currency: US Dollar (USD)
  • Official language: English
  • Population: approx. 331 million
  • Capital city: Washington, D.C.

Climate in the USA

The US climate is very different in many places due to the country's enormous size. In arctic Alaska, you will experience deep winters and short, fresh summers, while in California, you can enjoy a warm, dry climate mix. In Florida or Hawaii, there is a constant tropical climate.

Landscape and nature in the USA

The landscape of the United States is as diverse as its people and climate. The USA has everything your travel heart desires, from glaciers over deserts to massive mountains, swamps, and rainforests.

Some of the world's most famous natural wonders are located here in the land of opportunity. Leave New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago behind and visit the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite National Park, legendary Yellowstone, or the Everglades.

Entering the USA

For a trip to the USA, you need an ESTA or visa. Also, check the current entry requirements for the USA before you travel.

Getting around in the USA

You can get around by car, bus, domestic flight, ferries, or even by train within the USA. The AMTRAK rail network with its silver-colored trains has a worldwide icon status. It offers you a unique travel experience, for example, when riding through the Rocky Mountains aboard the panorama coach.

However, a USA road trip is the ultimate vacation experience for many visitors. But also, the dense network of Greyhound buses takes you over the USA's highways in comfort.

Means of payment in the USA

In the USA, you can pay almost everywhere with your credit card. A cash payment might be required at older toll booths or in tiny stores in remote places. You will also find ATMs on every corner throughout the States.

Travel and safety tips for the USA

Since the local security situation can change spontaneously, keep up to date with current events and forecasts during your trip with the help of news and weather reports.