31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Casper
— 2 nights
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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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are much colder (-8°C). On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get great views at Dante's View, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Lookout Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 1st (Wed), hike along Angel's Landing and then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point. On the next day, trek along Queen's Garden Trail and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park journey maker website.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in December: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 2°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 4th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Page trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 9°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip maker app.

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in December: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 5°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Aspen.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Aspen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in December, with highs in Aspen at 1°C and lows at -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online trip planner.

Fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 8°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Laws Whiskey House.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Denver sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hit the slopes at Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls.

Plan trip to Rocky Mountain National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Casper

— 2 nights
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. When in Casper, make a side trip to see Ayres Natural Bridge in Douglas, approximately Douglas away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, sample the fine beverages at Backwards Distilling Company, examine the collection at Tate Geological Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Casper online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Casper takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in December, expect nights in Casper to be about the same, around -12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Casper

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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

4.3
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.