25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Drive
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Duncan
— 1 night
Drive
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Enid
— 1 night
Drive to Will Rogers World Airport, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly to El Paso, Drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Roswell, Fly to Phoenix
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle to Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Shuttle to Lake Havasu City
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive
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Danbury
— 3 nights
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Sao Paulo

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Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dallas is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get colder in Dallas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Duncan.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums

Duncan

— 1 night
Duncan is a city and county seat of Stephens County, Oklahoma, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, then examine the collection at Rock Island 905 Railroad Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Stephens County Historical Museum.

Discover how to plan a Duncan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Duncan takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Duncan hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Enid.

Things to do in Duncan

Museums

Enid

— 1 night
Enid is a city in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, then examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, and then take an in-depth tour of Simpson's Old Time Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Enid trip maker.

Getting from Duncan to Enid by car takes about 3 hours. December in Enid sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Enid

Museums

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Sasquatch Outpost and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denver attractions planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Enid to Denver. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Enid to Denver. Traveling from Enid in December, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 7°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 2 nights
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room and then look for all kinds of wild species at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park holiday planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Denver in December, expect Carlsbad Caverns National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 9th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, and then view the masterpieces at Crazy Horse Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix tour planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Phoenix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Carlsbad Caverns National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Lake Havasu City

— 1 night
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Lake Havasu State Park and then snap pictures at London Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Havasu City day trip planning app.

Take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City in 14 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lake Havasu City, with highs around 21°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Nature · Parks

San Diego

— 1 night

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 12th (Sat), kick back and relax at Coronado Beach and then walk around La Jolla Shores Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Havasu City to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lake Havasu City in December since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim day trip tool.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Big Stump Basin, then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, and then fly down the slopes at Diamond Peak.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in December; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 17°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 1 day
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Redwood National Park. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Redwood National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture and then take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, expect Washington DC to be much warmer, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then take a stroll through SoHo, and finally examine the collection at Tenement Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Danbury.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Danbury

— 3 nights
Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located along the Still River approximately 70 miles northeast of New York City. Get some historical perspective at The Mark Twain House & Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Discover out-of-the-way places like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Take a break from Danbury with a short trip to Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall, about 52 minutes away.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Danbury online trip maker.

Traveling by car from New York City to Danbury takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Danbury to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Danbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Winter Sports

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.