31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kissimmee (about 34 minutes away). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando visit planner.

Washington DC to Orlando is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (The Abbey Events Complex, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect Colorado Springs to be little chillier, temps between 86°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway. On the next day, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Adventure · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seattle

— 4 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.
When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, approximately Olympic National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip app.

You can fly from Denver to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, then contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally hike along Deer Mountain Trail. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Alaska Stone Art, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Seattle to Ketchikan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Ketchikan at 65°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mendenhall Glacier.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Anchorage

— 5 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
When in Anchorage, make a side trip to see Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier, approximately Whittier away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage road trip planning site.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Juneau in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anchorage: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Anchorage

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

New York City

— 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip site.

You can fly from Anchorage to New York City in 13 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Anchorage to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in July; daily highs in New York City reach 86°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.

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.

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.