25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in November: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and wander the streets of The Strip.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. On your second day here, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Childrens Museums · Trails · Outdoors

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then make a trip to French Quarter, and finally walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read New Orleans route builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Orlando

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get much colder in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

New York City

— 4 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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and go for a walk through The High Line.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the striking features of Reliance Building.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Chicago at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planning tool.

Fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Chicago in December, plan for much hotter days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honolulu tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.