25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + ferry:  4​h
1
Ketchikan
— Few hours
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Cody
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotary Beach, don't miss a visit to Scanlon Gallery Arctic Spirit, and then stop by Caribbean Gems.

Plan my day in Ketchikan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Seattle to Ketchikan is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in December: highs in Ketchikan hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Caribbean Gems ©
Caribbean Gems

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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, fly down the slopes at Eaglecrest Ski Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and finally stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau trip maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ketchikan in December, with highs in Juneau at 34°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Eaglecrest Ski Area ©
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Alaska Powder Descents ©
Alaska Powder Descents

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Juneau in December, with highs in Anchorage at 25°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Anchorage

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Merrill Field Airstrip ©
Merrill Field Airstrip

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mauna Kea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, stop by Kona Henna, and experience rural life at Greenwell Farms.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Kailua-Kona in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Kailua-Kona. Traveling from Anchorage in December, things will get warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 82°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Greenwell Farms, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

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Lahaina, Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lahaina Banyan Court and Lahaina Front Street. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Scuba & Snorkeling), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's lots more to do: stroll through Napili Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Lahaina Galleries, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Helicopter Tours, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Stars Above Hawaii (in Kapolei) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Honolulu trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Lanikai Beach, Swim with Dolphins, Stars Above Hawaii
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Swim with Dolphins
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 25th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are much colder (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and finally try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take a memorable ride with Cable Cars. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then stroll through Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beartooth Basin, then look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cody trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Cody takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Cody, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get cooler in Cody: highs are around 37°F and lows about 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cowtown Candy Company ©
Cowtown Candy Company

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cody in January, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 23°F and lows at 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 4th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Brookover Gallery, make a trip to Town Square, look for gifts at Lee's Tees, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally fly down the slopes at Four Seasons Resort.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. In January in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 4°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Town Square ©
Town Square
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

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