43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beacon
— 3 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Fly to Jackson, Bus to Jackson
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Jackson
— 3 nights
Bus to Jackson, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Park City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 3 nights
Bus to Dillon, Shuttle to Vail
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Vail
— 3 nights
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery, San Diego Sand Castles, Gaslamp Quarter, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, take in the views from Coronado Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip website.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
You've now added DC Brew Tours to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Washington DC is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Tours

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You've now added Philadelphia Urban Adventures to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, then see Philadelphia Urban Adventures, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally go for a walk through Longwood Gardens.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Beacon.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beacon

— 3 nights
Beacon is a city located in Dutchess County, New York, United States. On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, then view the masterpieces at DM Weil Gallery, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Stonecrop Gardens, take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then get lost in a book at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then deepen your understanding at Marist College, and finally get all the information you need at United States Military Academy Visitors Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Beacon trip planning tool.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Beacon in 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect Beacon to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Beacon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kinky Boots on Broadway, Room Escape Games and The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Drive from Beacon to New York City in 2 hours. Traveling from Beacon in December, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Portland.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Harvey's Comedy Club as well as Tugboat Brewing Company. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden and then get some laughs in at Harvey's Comedy Club. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Tugboat Brewing Company.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland road trip planning site.

Getting from New York City to Portland by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Portland due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Portland

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Jackson

— 3 nights

Last of the Old West

The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Grand Teton National Park (Schwabacher Landing & Grand Teton). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, take in the exciting artwork at Made, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Hole Shootout.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jackson road trip planning site.

Getting from Portland to Jackson by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Jackson. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Portland in January: high temperatures in Jackson hover around -5°C and lows are around -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Park City.

Things to do in Jackson

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Park City

— 3 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Park City is known for winter sports, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deer Valley Resort, take a stroll through Park City Main Street Historic District, get engrossed in the history at Park City Museum, and fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Park City tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jackson to Park City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jackson in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Park City, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -15°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Aspen

— 3 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.
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To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Park City to Aspen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Keystone

— 3 nights
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Keystone Ski Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Aspen to Keystone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Keystone: temperatures range from -9°C by day to -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vail.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vail

— 3 nights

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vail Mountain Resort, take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, and wander the streets of Vail Valley.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vail trip builder tool.

Getting from Keystone to Vail by combination of bus and shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Keystone in January, with highs in Vail at -4°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 3 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 17th (Wed), do a day of snowy sightseeing with Breckenridge Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: walk around Carter Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Adventure Park, admire all the interesting features of Boreas Pass Road, and make a trip to Main Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Vail to Breckenridge in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Breckenridge can reach -4°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stem Ciders, Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, Beer Tastings & Tours, and other attractions. On the 20th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Comedy Works. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stem Ciders.

To plan Denver vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in January: high temperatures in Denver hover around 7°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Mon), wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District and then meet the residents at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Palm Springs Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at VillageFest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Palm Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Palm Springs. Traveling from Denver in January, expect Palm Springs to be much hotter, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 26-Mile Bike Path as well as Magic and Wine Tasting with David Minkin. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally enjoy the dining and entertainment at Magic and Wine Tasting with David Minkin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning website.

Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Trails · Parks · Nightlife

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.