49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Marseille
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  15​h
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Fort Collins
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
11
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + foot:  9​h 45​min
12
New York City
— 7 nights
foot + Fly:  13​h
End: Marseille


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5
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Washington DC using our trip planner.

Marseille, France to Washington DC is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. Traveling from Marseille to Washington DC, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Antietam National Battlefield, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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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

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visiting Shark Valley Visitor Center and Spiegel Grove will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Deco Historic District and Lock & Load Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Key Largo), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail, and look for gifts at Cuban Crafters Cigars.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Miami trip tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow 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, Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave), Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for gifts at Barneys New York, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in September, Las Vegas is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Italian American Museum of Los Angeles for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Malibu (Surfrider Beach & Nicholas Canyon Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Exploratorium and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can 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
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. There's lots more to do: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Aspen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Aspen due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow 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

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum and then get outside with Mt democrat alma colorado. On the next day, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip maker .

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Wed), walk around Garden of the Gods, trek along Gateway Mesa Open Space Park, and then ride a horse along Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then walk around Cottonwood Creek Park.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Colorado Springs journey builder tool .

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to 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
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Cottonwood Creek Park ©
Cottonwood Creek Park

2
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and then explore by horseback at Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pineridge Natural Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort Collins online trip maker .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Pineridge Natural Area ©
Pineridge Natural Area

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cache La Poudre Wilderness, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort Collins to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time 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

2
nights
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.
Kick 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 your second day here, hike along Petroglyph Point Hike and then take an in-depth tour of The Anasazi Heritage Center.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Estes Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

7
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to New York City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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