33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Shelburne
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Washington DC
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Davis
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Weston
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Chicago
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Keystone
— 1 day
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Yellowstone National Park
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Dallas
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New Orleans
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Orange Beach
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Miami
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New York City — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, visit Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to New York City is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to New York City. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect New York City to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Shelburne.
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Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Shelburne — 2 nights

Shelburne is a town in southwestern Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at The Shelburne Country Store, then see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fiddlehead Brewing Company. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Mt. Philo State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Otter Creek Brewing, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Woodchuck Cider House.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shelburne trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from New York City to Shelburne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Shelburne hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Nature · Museums
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at White House, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder app.

You can fly from Shelburne to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Shelburne in December, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Davis.
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Museums

Davis — 1 night

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 12th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Blackwater Falls State Park, then fly down the slopes at Timberline Mountain, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.

Make your Davis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Washington DC to Davis in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Davis, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Weston.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Adventures on the Gorge. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Adventures on the Gorge and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Weston trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Davis to Weston takes 2 hours. December in Weston sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Millennium Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by flight from Weston to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Weston in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Keystone.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Keystone — 1 day

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 16th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, and then browse for treasures at Holy Terror Antiques.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Keystone holiday planner.

Getting from Chicago to Keystone by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Keystone. Traveling from Chicago in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Keystone, with lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Bridge Bay Marina, then take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, and then explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Keystone in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, things will get warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood as well as Hollywood Sign.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try to win big at Caesars Palace.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 2 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas travel route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Dallas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 1 night

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 28th (Wed), stop by Faulkner House Books, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then stroll around New Orleans City Park, and finally wander the streets of Garden District.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.
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Orange Beach — 1 night

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, and then take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Orange Beach day trip planning site.

Drive from New Orleans to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Orange Beach, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Miami.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Miami — 4 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, and wander the streets of Espanola Way.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miami route maker website.

Fly from Orange Beach to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orange Beach in December: high temperatures in Miami hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
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Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.
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South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.
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Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Room Escape Games
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.
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