35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Spotsylvania
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Spotsylvania
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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— 9 nights
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Spotsylvania

— 4 nights
Spotsylvania Courthouse is a census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, located ten miles (16 km) southwest of Fredericksburg. Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation and James Madison's Montpelier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Cavalier Sporting Clays and Lake Anna State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Spotsylvania: Cooper Vineyards (in Louisa) and Orange (The Arts Center in Orange, James Madison Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, learn about winemaking at Mattaponi Winery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Wilderness Run Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Spotsylvania online travel planner.

Perth, Australia to Spotsylvania is an approximately 33.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to Spotsylvania. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get much colder in Spotsylvania: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Spotsylvania

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Shop till you drop at Silver Spring Civic Center and Eastern Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Hampden). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Old Town, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Spotsylvania to Washington DC takes 1.5 hours. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 10th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and finally look for gifts at Macy's Philadelphia. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kelly Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley Forge National Historical Park, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Boathouse Row, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia vacation planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Gantry Plaza State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Walden Pond State Reservation, then contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Old State House, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, take a stroll through North End, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and finally make a trip to Louisburg Square.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Boston at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Denver Botanic Gardens and 16th Street Mall. Get in touch with nature at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Manitou Springs Incline. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cherry Creek State Park (in Aurora) and Denver (Denver Zoo, Denver Union Station, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, take in a show at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Colorado Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Boston to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Boston in December, with lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Nashville

— 9 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get outdoors at Cedar Sink Trail and Centennial Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lotz House Museum and Downtown Nashville. Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin (Carter House, Franklin Glassblowing Studio, &more), Spring Hill (The Crossings of Spring Hill & Spring Hill Antique Mall) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery & Mammoth Cave). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Smith Creek Moonshine, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, view the masterpieces at Silver Ridge Pottery, and take a stroll through Downtown Franklin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville online day trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Nashville by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in December; daily highs in Nashville reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.