31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 7 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, visit Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City route builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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 7th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Foster's Place Playground. Keep things going the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then soothe aching muscles at Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver attractions planning website.

Getting from New York City to Denver by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Scenic Drive

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Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Museums

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.
On the 11th (Sat), find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs driving holiday site.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In December in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Aspen

— 3 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: cruise along Independence Pass, fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in December: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 1°C and lows are around -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Cosentino Winery (in Yountville). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Aspen to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aspen to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anchorage

— 6 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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Kincaid Park, engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of Eagle River Nature, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage route website.

Getting from San Francisco to Anchorage by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. In December, Anchorage is much colder than San Francisco - with highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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.

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.