49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
3
Seward
— 4 nights
4
Juneau
— 3 nights
5
Aspen
— 4 nights
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 5 nights
7
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
8
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
9
Louisville
— 4 nights
10
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
11
Gettysburg
— 4 nights

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carriage Roads and Land Bridge to Bar Island. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Denver to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver to Bar Harbor, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

3
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Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Anchorage takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bar Harbor to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in November: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

4
nights
Seward

Seward ©
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Bring the kids along to Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). On the 25th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seward tour planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in November: high temperatures in Seward hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Kayaking & Canoeing
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

3
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Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kids will enjoy Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the masterpieces at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Seward to Juneau in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

4
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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.
Kids will enjoy Independence Pass and Maroon Bells. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aspen: Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Vail Valley Escape Room (in Avon). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen day trip planning website.

You can fly from Juneau to Aspen in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Juneau to Aspen is 2 hours. Traveling from Juneau in November, you will find days in Aspen are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail Mountain Resort, Aspen Snowmass, Vail Valley Escape Room
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

5
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Bring the kids along to Carousel of Happiness and Hallett Peak. Go for a jaunt from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Lake to see The Beach at Grand Lake about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bear Lake, get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Drive from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in December, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Beach at Grand Lake, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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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.
Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Kings Deer Golf Club (in Monument) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and try for a hole-in-one at Legends Miniature Golf & Batting Cages.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Kings Deer Golf Club, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cedar Sink Trail and Green River. When in Mammoth Cave National Park, make a side trip to see Nolin Lake State Park in Mammoth Cave, approximately Mammoth Cave away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, trek along Tall Man's Misery, look for gifts at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop, and stroll through Fat Man's Misery.

You can plan Mammoth Cave National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Mammoth Cave National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mammoth Cave National Park, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Cave City, Nolin Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Tall Man's Misery ©
Tall Man's Misery

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Attractions like Louisville Mega Cavern and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm (in Georgetown) and Lexington (Godolphin at Jonabell Farm, home of the Darley stallions, Keeneland, &more). The adventure continues: try for a hole-in-one at Malibu Jack's Louisville, walk around The Parklands of Floyds Fork, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and get your game on at Bluegrass Karting & Events.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Lexington, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Bluegrass Karting & Events ©
Bluegrass Karting & Events

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will enjoy Longwood Gardens and Independence Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse) and The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online vacation planner.

Getting from Louisville to Philadelphia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, The Amish Farm and House
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Attractions like Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Gettysburg to go to Hershey and see Hersheypark, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, and have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Hersheypark
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

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