26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Anaheim
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Medora
— 1 night
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Billings
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park as well as Disney California Adventure Park. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Downtown Disney District and then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Anaheim itinerary planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Anaheim is minus 18 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in November since evenings lows in Anaheim dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood as well as Ultimate Hollywood Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Monica State Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes "O" by Cirque du Soleil, Machine Guns Vegas and The Neon Museum. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): watch an amazing performance of "O" by Cirque du Soleil and then have some family-friendly fun at Wreck Room.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, Las Vegas is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park and then make a trip to Observation Point. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, and then hike along The Narrows.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park holiday maker.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Zion National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Paria View. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 2°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like RedRock Astronomy and Gallery Moab LCA. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Canyonlands National Park to see Mesa Arch about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch, and stroll through Hurrah Pass Road.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moab holiday planning app.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then take in the exciting artwork at Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then explore the galleries of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Steamboat Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Moab in December: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around -1°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and finally visit Downtown Rapid City.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip builder.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Rapid City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in December: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 1°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Medora attractions planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Medora in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in December, things will get little chillier in Medora: highs are around -2°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, identify plant and animal life at Four Dances Recreation Area, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Billings holiday builder.

Do a combination of car and flight from Medora to Billings in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Medora in December, Billings is a bit warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then hike along River's Edge Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Great Falls trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Billings to Great Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 15th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, then steep yourself in history at Original Governor's Mansion, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helena itinerary maker site.

Getting from Great Falls to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then stroll through S Rim Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and finally explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Helena to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helena in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Thal Glass Studio, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Of The Mountains, don't miss a visit to Town Square, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, and finally admire all the interesting features of Moose Wilson Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip planning app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. In December in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.