17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Spokane
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Salem
— 1 night
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Boise
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art and then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Dallas fast, fun, and easy.

New York City to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Dallas are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Bismarck.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. You can plan Bismarck trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dallas to Bismarck. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in December; daily highs in Bismarck reach 26°F and lows reach 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums · Childrens Museums
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Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get curious at Washington Pavilion and then stroll around Falls Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Sioux Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bismarck in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sioux Falls, with lows of 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bozeman.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman and then fly down the slopes at Bridger Bowl.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman online journey planner.

You can fly from Sioux Falls to Bozeman in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Bozeman is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bozeman, with lows of 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Spokane.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to St. John's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Campbell House, and then stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Spokane trip planner.

You can fly from Bozeman to Spokane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bozeman to Spokane. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Spokane when traveling from Bozeman in December, with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Spokane

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Seattle

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning site.

You can fly from Spokane to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Spokane in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 47°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Salem

— 1 night
Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Oregon Garden and then learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salem route maker app.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Salem takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Salem are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Idaho Botanical Garden, then trek along Boise River Greenbelt, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Payette Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boise day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Salem to Boise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salem to Boise is 1 hour. Traveling from Salem in December, things will get little chillier in Boise: highs are around 36°F and lows about 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, and then admire the striking features of LDS Conference Center.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City journey planning website.

Fly from Boise to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 30th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours and then make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango tour planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Durango in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Durango, with lows around 13°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours

Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cadillac Ranch and then admire the natural beauty at Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Amarillo fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Amarillo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, taxi, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durango to Amarillo. In December, Amarillo is somewhat warmer than Durango - with highs of 53°F and lows of 25°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.