49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4​h
1
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kansas City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Branson
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
9
Concord
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Charlotte

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview), Dickherber Farms (in Dardenne Prairie) and Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and immerse yourself in nature at Veterans Honor Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis vacation maker tool .

Charlotte to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Saint Louis, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pinckney Bend Distillery, Dickherber Farms, Veterans Honor Park, Elephant Rocks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia
Columbia is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (in Boonville), Ozark Distillery and Brewery (in Osage Beach) and Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in Camdenton). There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at The National Churchill Museum, walk around Cosmo Park, grab your bike and head to Grindstone Nature Area, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Columbia road trip planning tool .

Getting from Saint Louis to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Boonville, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, The National Churchill Museum, Ozark Distillery and Brewery, Rockcliffe Mansion
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum
Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park

4
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Get out of town with these interesting Kansas City side-trips: Weston (Pirtle Winery & Holladay Distillery) and Saint Joseph (Museum Hill Historic District & The St. Joseph Parkway). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Estate, and admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Columbia to Kansas City takes 2.5 hours. November in Kansas City sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Independence, Weston, Saint Joseph, English Landing Park
Highlights from your plan
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

6
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Springs (National Museum of World War II Aviation & Garden of the Gods), Mini Incline (in Castle Rock) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, explore and take pictures at Guanella Pass, examine the collection at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Denver. Traveling from Kansas City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park, Colorado Springs, Crown Hill Park, Guanella Pass, Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway & Deer Valley Resort), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Alta Ski Resort (in Alta). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, explore and take pictures at Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, and fly down the slopes at Beaver Mountain.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City route maker website .

Fly from Denver to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Park City, Eden, Beaver Mountain, Alta Ski Resort, Backcountry Snowmobiling
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games

7
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

8
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, historic sites, childrens museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Springfield (NRA National Sporting Arms Museum & Galloway Creek Greenway). There's much more to do: cool off at Silver Dollar City, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, get your game on at Escape Code, and learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Branson day trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Branson in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Branson is 2 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in Branson hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Concord.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Springfield, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, National Tiger Sanctuary, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©

4
nights
Concord

Concord ©
Concord is a city in Cabarrus County, in the U.S. Take a break from Concord with a short trip to Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury, about 1h 50 min away.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Concord day trip site .

Getting from Branson to Concord by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Branson in December, things will get a bit warmer in Concord: highs are around 57°F and lows about 37°F. On the 31st (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Concord

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hanging Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park

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