29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 28th (Mon), stroll around Lewis & Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Union Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip maker app.

Laurel Fork to Kansas City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Laurel Fork to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Laurel Fork in December, Kansas City is little chillier at night with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 30th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandstaff Canyon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, then explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, and finally don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Double Arch, stroll through Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moab itinerary planning app.

Drive from Kansas City to Moab in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kansas City in December, expect Moab to be slightly colder, temps between 38°F and 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, hike along Soda Canyon Overlook Trail, then trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Park Point. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Ruins Road, stroll through Point Lookout Trail, and then stroll through Knife Edge Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moab in January: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and San Gregorio State Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lands End and Gray Whale Cove State Beach. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, get great views at Twin Peaks, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

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Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria

— 2 nights
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Get outdoors at Moonstone Beach and Leffingwell Landing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moonstone Beach Dr and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, work some fitness into your day at Bluff Trail, stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, and learn about winemaking at Moonstone Cellars.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cambria road trip tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Cambria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 37°F in Cambria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moro Rock Trail and Giant Forest. Visiting Diamond Peak and Big Baldy will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, cruise along Generals Hwy, trek along Buena Vista Peak Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood Canyon Trail.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online journey planner.

Getting from Cambria to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Cambria, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vernal Fall and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Visiting El Capitan and Yosemite Valley Chapel will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in January, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Head underground at Titus Canyon, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park holiday app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 35°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.