49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Washington DC
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Miami
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Aspen
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Buena Vista
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Colorado Springs
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Fort Collins
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Estes Park
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Mesa Verde National Park
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New York City
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Washington DC

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial 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: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Little Round Top), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour planner.

Marseille, France to Washington DC is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Miami

— 5 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Take a break from the city and head to South Beach and Spiegel Grove. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada), Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Anhinga Trail) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, visit Art Deco Historic District, and stop by Cuban Crafters Cigars.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami road trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.
The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Nostalgia Street Rods. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton), Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by Barneys New York, browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

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

Fly from Miami to Las Vegas in 6.5 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 fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Do your shopping at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and Amoeba Music. Venture out of the city with trips to Malibu (Surfrider Beach & Nicholas Canyon Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach.

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Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Bodega Dunes and Marshall’s Beach 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 3 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 fly to Aspen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aspen

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
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 stroll through 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 1.5 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 look for all kinds of wild species at 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: stroll through 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 fly to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Fort Collins

— 2 nights
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: tour the pleasant surroundings 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 flight from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 · Adventure

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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 stroll through Sheep Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cache La Poudre Wilderness, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then delve into the lush surroundings 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 fly to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
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 3 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 catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: walk around Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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 8.5 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 fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.