25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Redding
— 3 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 20th (Fri), cruise along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then go deep underground at Eureka Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Death Valley National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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 23rd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, wander the streets of Union Square, and make a trip to Book Passage.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel route planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Redding.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Redding

— 3 nights
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Get out of town with these interesting Redding side-trips: McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park (in Burney) and Lassen Volcanic National Park (Bumpass Hell & Lassen Peak ). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Sundial Bridge, trek along Sacramento River Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethel Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Redding trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redding in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Redding is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redding

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the next day, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Redding to Portland takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Redding in December, plan for little chillier days in Portland, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then hike along Grinnell Glacier, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in January, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.