26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip itinerary planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Whitefish
— 14 nights
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Crissy Field, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

New York City — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to New York City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the striking features of Marquette Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, make a trip to Millennium Park, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Whitefish.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Whitefish — 14 nights

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge (in Libby), Bigfork (Flathead Lake Charters, Wild Trout Adventures, &more) and Glacier National Park (Swiftcurrent Mountain, Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, &more). Spend the 23rd (Thu) on two wheels at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, explore the world behind art at Hockaday Museum of Art Alyssa Cordova, head outdoors with Great Northern Powder Guides, and don't miss a visit to Whitefish Pottery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Whitefish tour planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Whitefish in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Whitefish at -1°C and lows at -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Side Trips