25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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Louisville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Louisville

— 6 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paoli Peaks and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum. Get some cultural insight at Kentucky Derby Museum and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Clifty Falls State Park (in Madison), Willett Distilling Company (in Bardstown) and Perfect North Slopes (in Lawrenceburg). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, steep yourself in history at Churchill Downs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Mill State Park, and view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

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Brisbane, Australia to Louisville is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in January; daily highs in Louisville reach 7°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 1 night

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 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, admire the natural beauty at Morris Arboretum, then view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, then examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, then hit the slopes at Hidden Valley Resort, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

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You can fly from Louisville to Philadelphia in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

New York City

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Frick Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia) and Camelback Mountain Ski Resort (in Tannersville). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hermit Trail and Navajo Point. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Powell Point, get great views at Yaki Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Helicopter Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and The Mob Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Green Valley Range (in Henderson). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 9th (Wed): stroll through McGurk Meadow, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and finally get great views at Valley View. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are colder (-9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then explore the landscape on two wheels at 26-Mile Bike Path.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 25°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.