5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Sacramento International Airport, Drive to Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova
— 1 night
Drive to Sacramento International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Pasadena — 1 day

Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Descanso Gardens, then take a peaceful walk through Angeles National Forest, and then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pasadena trip builder site.

Kansas City to Pasadena is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Pasadena. In December, daily temperatures in Pasadena can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rancho Cordova.
Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Rancho Cordova — 1 night

Rancho Cordova is a city in Sacramento County, California, United States which incorporated in 2003. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): have fun and explore at Sacramento Children's Museum and then stroll through Effie Yeaw Nature Center.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rancho Cordova trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Pasadena to Rancho Cordova with the Route module. December in Rancho Cordova sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rancho Cordova to Los Angeles. In December, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Rancho Cordova - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Chicago — 1 night

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, stroll around Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 38°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.