37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 3 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 16th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denver online travel planner.

Durham, UK to Denver is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Durham to Denver, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in November, expect nights in Denver to be little chillier, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 18th (Mon), stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, head outdoors with Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard, and then head outdoors with Black Tie Ski Rentals of Steamboat Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area and then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in November, expect Steamboat Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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 20th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ashcroft Ghost Town. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

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Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November in Aspen, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -7°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Canyonlands National Park

— 2 nights
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head outdoors with Chile Pepper Bike Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): hike along Moab Brand Trails and then get outside with Poison Spider Bicycles.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Canyonlands National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in November; daily highs in Canyonlands National Park reach 15°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park

— 2 nights
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Capitol Reef National Park .

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 4 hours. In November, Capitol Reef National Park is little chillier than Canyonlands National Park - with highs of 9°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway. Get outdoors at Navajo Bridge and Bristlecone Loop. There's lots more to do: get great views at Inspiration Point, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour website.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around -9°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Mon), try your luck at Paris Las Vegas and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by Las Vegas Downtown, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at The Racetrack. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Southgate Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 9°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park and then take in the history at Mission San Antonio de Padua. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then stroll through Partington Cove, and finally browse the collection at Henry Miller Memorial Library.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Panoramic Point, examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History, and then steep yourself in history at Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Wed), get great views at Twin Peaks and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tomales Bay State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.