23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Puako
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Truckee
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Puako

— 1 day
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puako trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Puako is an approximately 120-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Puako. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Puako

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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 4th (Sat), take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach and then kick back and relax at Royal Palms State Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Puako to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Puako to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Puako - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -6°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Elephant Back Mountain and Monument Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along North Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Salt Lake City in January, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around -5°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of New York City Hall, stroll through Central Park, and then take a stroll through Times Square.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January: highs in New York City hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, then steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago holiday maker site.

Fly from New York City to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Chicago at 0°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Truckee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Truckee

— 1 night
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at West End Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Truckee takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Badger Pass Ski Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.