16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Lake Placid
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 1 night
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Miami
— 1 night
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Denver, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center. On the next day, cruise along Guanella Pass, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, then contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Washington Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online trip builder.

Houston to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in November, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Denver: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Classes · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hike along Doe Mountain Trail, stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, then trek along Brin's Mesa Trail, then grab your bike and head to Huckaby Trail, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Sedona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in November: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 64°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Mon), have fun at Battlefield Vegas, enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, then enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. November in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then ponder the design of Seattle Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle visit planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Seattle at 53°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Minneapolis City Hall, gain insight at The Raptor Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary, then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Russian Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Snelling State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis vacation tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Minneapolis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, Minneapolis is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 43°F and lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, explore the activities along Chicago River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral, then stop by The Loop, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Chicago is a bit warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 50°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Neighborhoods

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland tour site.

Getting from Chicago to Cleveland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cleveland due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Placid

— 3 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 28th (Sat), gain insight at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station, explore the activities along Mirror Lake, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then hike along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Eustace Episcopal Church. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Mount Van Hoevenberg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Adirondack Mountains, then trek along Coney Mountain Trail, and finally stop by Lake Placid Chocolatier.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid online holiday planner.

Fly from Cleveland to Lake Placid in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in November; daily highs in Lake Placid reach 42°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of The Oculus, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip site.

Drive from Lake Placid to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lake Placid in November: highs in New York City hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 2nd (Wed), look for gifts at Macy's Philadelphia, stroll around Dilworth Park, don't miss a visit to Comcast Experience, deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, then explore the engaging exhibits at Garden State Discovery Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary site.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then take a tour of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Key West takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect Key West to be warmer, temps between 79°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Miami day trip site.

Fly from Key West to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Miami are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Miami

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

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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.