21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 1 day
Drive
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Bahama
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Train
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls — 1 day

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip maker app.

Mumbai, India to Niagara Falls is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Niagara Falls to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
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Nature · Parks

Chicago — 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary website.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Chicago by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago. In December, daytime highs in Chicago are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Museums · Parks

Yellowstone National Park — 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (-5°C), and nights are much colder (-19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 day

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get great views at Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are much hotter (8°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

San Jose — 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get curious at The Tech Interactive, catch a live event at SAP Center, and then delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Jose trip builder app.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 27th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Miami Beach.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Miami Beach — 2 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Miami Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Miami Beach to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip

Orlando — 1 day

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 30th (Fri), discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orlando tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami Beach in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Orlando, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bahama.
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Bahama — 1 night

Bahama is an unincorporated community in northern Durham County, North Carolina.HistoryBahama was originally settled around 1750 as the community of Balltown until the name was changed to reflect three leading families of the community: ll, rris, and ngum. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Stagville Plantation and then view the masterpieces at Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bahama trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Bahama takes 9.5 hours. In December, Bahama is cooler than Orlando - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Washington DC.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

Washington DC — 1 night

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions planner.

Drive from Bahama to Washington DC in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Museums

Philadelphia — 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.
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Museums · Historic Sites

New York City — 2 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
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Illinois travel guide

4.3
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.
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