26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Billings
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
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Grants Pass
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Lincoln
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Alexandria

— 1 night
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alexandria day trip planner.

Muskegon to Alexandria is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Muskegon to Alexandria. Traveling from Muskegon in November, expect Alexandria to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°F and 24°F. You'll set off for Billings on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Billings day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Billings takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Alexandria to Billings, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Alexandria in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Billings: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 27°F at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Seattle

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Museum of Flight, Seattle Art Museum and Snoqualmie Falls. On the 4th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle route builder website.

Getting from Billings to Seattle by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Billings in November, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 53°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Portland sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping

Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Grants Pass.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grants Pass

— 1 night
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grants Pass sightseeing planner.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Grants Pass in 2 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in November, you will find days in Grants Pass are a bit cooler (46°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip site.

Drive from Grants Pass to Redwood National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grants Pass in November, with highs in Redwood National Park at 59°F and lows at 44°F. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday website.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Revolver Gallery, examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 68°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon South Rim has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 22°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip maker site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Junction in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Grand Junction, with lows around 29°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Denver

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Crown Hill Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dinosaur Ridge and Denver Union Station. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Estes Park (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. November in Denver sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Lincoln.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lincoln trip app.

Drive from Denver to Lincoln in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Lincoln due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Lincoln are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago day trip planner.

Fly from Lincoln to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.