12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, explore the world behind art at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary planner.

Harrisburg to San Diego is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Harrisburg to San Diego. Traveling from Harrisburg in February, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then examine the collection at Old Sacramento Waterfront, and then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail, then get engrossed in the history at California State Capitol Museum, and finally trek along Stevens Trail.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sacramento trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sacramento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sacramento, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Heavenly Mountain Resort and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Company. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church and then fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 26°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aspen

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Aspen Snowmass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Aspen online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Aspen in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Aspen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°F in Aspen. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.