45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Los Angeles
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 4 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, make a trip to Jackson Square, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.
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Orlando — 4 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

Find out how to plan Washington DC trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. 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 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip site.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, walk around Indian Garden, and get great views at Mather Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, trek along Four Mile Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 7th (Sat), stroll through Waikiki Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip app.

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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