28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, explore and take pictures at STAPLES Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Lookout Studio.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bryce Canyon National Park: Zion National Park (The Narrows, Angel's Landing, & more). There's much more to do: get great views at Inspiration Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, and don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip builder tool .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. December in New York City sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at The White House, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and meet the residents at Audubon Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip builder website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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