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 Reagan Washington
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
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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 Imagine Children's Museum. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Alki Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Historic Downtown Snohomish (in Snohomish), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (in Keyport). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, stroll around Lincoln Park, take in panoramic vistas at Smith Tower, and wander the streets of Queen Anne Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Seattle is minus 18 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Seattle hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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 Deschutes National Forest 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: immerse yourself in nature at Tumalo State Park, indulge your taste buds at Bend Ale Trail, take a peaceful walk through Shevlin Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Shibui Spa.

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You can fly from Seattle to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect Bend to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · 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 Nature Center at Happy Isles 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). There's lots more to do: tee off at Sierra Star Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at McGee Creek, trek along Earthquake Fault, and look for gifts at Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bend to Mammoth Lakes in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in November, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are somewhat warmer (14°C), and nights are slightly colder (-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 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Steamboat Springs: Wyman Living History Museum (in Craig), Beaver Creek Nordic Center (in Avon) and Fraser (Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park & Fraser Tubing Hill). 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 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 · Winter Sports · Parks · 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 Calypso Cascades. 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, take an in-depth tour of Eagle Plume Trading Post, take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls.

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 travel 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 13.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. 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 · Historic Sites · Shopping

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 Delmarva Discovery Center 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 Cape Charles (Stage Door Gallery & Breezes Wellness Spa & Boutique), Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum (in Salisbury) and 3rd Wave Brewing Co (in Delmar). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Black Narrows Brewing, don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery, and appreciate the history behind 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 · 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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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

4.4
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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.