52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Houston
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery (in Chattanooga), Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville) and The Georgia Winery (in Ringgold). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, learn the secrets of beer at Red Hare Brewing Company, ponder the world of politics at Georgia State Capitol, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta sightseeing planning app.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In December in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 50 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Orlando is a bit warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Washington DC is cooler than Orlando - with highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trip

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Take a break from Boston with a short trip to New Hampshire Brews Cruise in Portsmouth, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Otis House, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and take a stroll through Newbury Street.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip maker app.

Fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Boston is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 43°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Dyker Heights, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip tool.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in New York City sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, head outdoors with Bridge Bay Marina, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. In December, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than New York City - with highs of 23°F and lows of 3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle & Pride Mountain Vineyards), Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and visit SoMa.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 59°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park), Timken Museum of Art (in San Diego) and La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Salt Oasis, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, browse the different shops at Rodeo Drive, and make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 15°F, while days are slightly colder, around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Shopping

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 18th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall and then wander the streets of The Strand. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo and then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (63°F), and nights are warmer (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Birmingham.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Birmingham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in January, expect Birmingham to be slightly colder, temps between 53°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

United States travel guide

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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.