49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Skydiving). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Honolulu in December, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally admire the striking features of Reliance Building.

Discover how to plan a Chicago trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Diego to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Chicago. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get colder in Chicago: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

New York City

— 6 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In December, New York City is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Key West is known for museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Key West route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Key West hover around 30°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Orlando

— 4 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.
Step out of Orlando to go to DeLand and see Stetson Mansion, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orlando, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Grand Canyon Village. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then get great views at Yaki Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks

Las Vegas

— 4 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: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 12th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Yosemite Valley Biking, and explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are colder with lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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.