38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 9 nights
Fly to Denver, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 8 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Grand Lake, CO, Bus to Denver International Airport, Fly to Fredericksburg
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Salisbury, MD, Bus to Baltimore, Fly to Melbourne

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Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of History & Industry and U.S. Naval Undersea Museum. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Washington Park Arboretum. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Historic Downtown Snohomish (in Snohomish) and Imagine Children's Museum (in Everett). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, stroll around Lincoln Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gardens Park, and admire the masterpieces at Pivot Art + Culture.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Seattle is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bend.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Bend

— 2 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Visiting Deschutes River Trail and Shevlin Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phil's Trailhead and Boneyard Beer. Step out of Bend to go to Sisters and see City of Sisters, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Tumalo State Park, relax and rejuvenate at Shibui Spa, take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlas Cider Co.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bend trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Bend in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in Bend at 10°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Mammoth Lakes

— 9 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Visiting Olmsted Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area will get you outdoors. Laws Railroad Museum and Eleven53 Interpretive Center will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Pothole Dome, Cloud's Rest, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Snowcreek Golf Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hot Creek Fish Hatchery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Shelter Distilling, and take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Mammoth Lakes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 8 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tread of Pioneers Museum and Museum of Northwest Colorado. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yampa River Core Trail and Wyman Living History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Steamboat Springs: Fraser (Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park & Fraser Tubing Hill), 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company (in Vail) and Beaver Creek Nordic Center (in Avon). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Storm Peak Brewing Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Powdercats, and fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mammoth Lakes to Steamboat Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Lakes to Steamboat Springs is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in December: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around -1°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 4 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Step out of the city life by going to Many Parks Curve Overlook and Tundra Communities Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hallett Peak and Estes Cone Hike. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rocky Mountain National Park: Grand Lake (Winding River Resort Stables & Grand Lake Nordic Center). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill, look for gifts at Eagle Plume Trading Post, take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, and take in the dramatic scenery at Calypso Cascades.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park vacation builder site.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in December: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 1 night
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at White Oak Civil War Museum, explore the world behind art at University of Mary Washington Galleries, then stop by Sugar + Spruce Bath & Body, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Skin+Touch Therapy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fredericksburg by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fredericksburg. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in December: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Spas · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 3 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Let the collections at Beebe Ranch and Tryfan Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Donald J. Leonard and Bay Creek Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Delmarva Discovery Museum (in Pocomoke City), 3rd Wave Brewing Co (in Delmar) and Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum (in Salisbury). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Black Narrows Brewing, don't miss a visit to Stage Door Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at Breezes Wellness Spa & Boutique, and go for a walk through Chincoteague Island Waterman's Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Chincoteague Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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.

Oregon travel guide

4.4
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.