48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with a short trip to Champ's Clock Shop in Douglasville (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: listen to music at Fox Theatre, sample some tasty brews at Red Hare Brewing Company, stroll through Centennial Olympic Park, and see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

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Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. December in Atlanta sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand (about 50 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 5th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in December, with highs in Orlando at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

Plan trip to Washington DC with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get colder in Washington DC: highs are around 51°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Otis House, take a stroll through Copley Square, and make a trip to Newbury Street.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Boston hover around 43°F and lows are around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Museums

New York City

— 7 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, visit Dyker Heights, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City online travel route planner.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and head outdoors with Bridge Bay Marina.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 23°F and 3°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen), St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle & Pride Mountain Vineyards) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). There's much more to do: visit Fisherman's Wharf, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and wander the streets of North Beach.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 59°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 14th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 15°F, while days are little chillier, around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours and then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Birmingham online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Birmingham takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Birmingham. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect Birmingham to be a bit warmer, temps between 53°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.