49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 5 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
6
Aspen
— 3 nights
7
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
8
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
9
Fort Collins
— 2 nights
10
Estes Park
— 2 nights
11
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
12
New York City
— 7 nights

5
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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and Gettysburg National Military Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Little Round Top). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour builder site.

Marseille, France to Washington DC is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Marseille to Washington DC. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Antietam National Battlefield, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Lock & Load Museum and Art Deco Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at South Beach and Spiegel Grove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Anhinga Trail). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and look for gifts at Cuban Crafters Cigars.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Miami at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Key Largo, Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

5
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.
The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City), Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip site.

Fly from Miami to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Visit Santa Monica Bay and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Surfrider Beach (in Malibu), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Bodega Dunes and Fort Funston National Park for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Rocky Mountains. There's still lots to do: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and don't miss a visit to Independence Pass.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Aspen. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Aspen hover around 18°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Mon), mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum and then head outdoors with Mt democrat alma colorado. On your second day here, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip site.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, South Park City Museum, Mt democrat alma colorado
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): walk around Garden of the Gods, then stroll through Gateway Mesa Open Space Park, and then hike along Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then stroll around Cottonwood Creek Park.

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Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in October since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Cottonwood Creek Park ©
Cottonwood Creek Park

2
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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, shop like a local with Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and then hike along Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Pineridge Natural Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins trip maker.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 20th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cache La Poudre Wilderness, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Long House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. On the next day, trek along Petroglyph Point Hike and then get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Estes Park in October, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Tenement Museum. There's much more to do: walk around Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Mesa Verde National Park to New York City in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to New York City. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, expect warmer with lows of 16°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History