12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Boston
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Greenwich Village. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and stop by Dumbo.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City driving holiday planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Nairobi in January, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Sedona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Sedona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Tucson driving holiday app.

Getting from Sedona to Tucson by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Sedona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

Plan trip to San Diego with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Tucson to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tucson to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Tucson in January, with lows around 12°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
The Elms and Lizzie Borden House will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North End and Museum of Fine Arts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Beacon Hill, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Samuel Adams Brewery, walk around Boston Common, and get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boston travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Boston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Boston due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Boston reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.