53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Lawrenceburg
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

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Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in December since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kids will enjoy Fountains of Bellagio and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.
On the 16th (Thu), engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip 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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Phoenix

— 4 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kids will enjoy Shamrock Farms and Musical Instrument Museum. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, and explore the world behind art at Heard Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Phoenix road trip planning website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Escape Game Dallas and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Memphis route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Family-friendly places like The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will thrill your kids. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Lost River Cave (in Bowling Green) and Fat Man's Misery (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, learn about winemaking at Natchez Hills Winery at Fontanel, and get to know the resident critters at Nashville Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. December in Nashville sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lawrenceburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lawrenceburg

— 1 night
Lawrenceburg is a home rule-class city in Anderson County, Kentucky, United States. On the 29th (Wed), experience rural life at Sun Valley Farm, sample the fine beverages at Four Roses, and then sample the fine beverages at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lawrenceburg trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Lawrenceburg by car takes about 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Lawrenceburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in December, with highs in Lawrenceburg at 10°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lawrenceburg

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lawrenceburg to New Orleans. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lawrenceburg to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lawrenceburg in December, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are much hotter (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Orlando

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando journey maker website.

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Attractions like National Zoological Park and Washington National Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get colder in Washington DC: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Empire State Building, walk around Bryant Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for slightly colder nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Boston

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Boston, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online journey planner.

You can fly from Boston to Glacier National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in January; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 0°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Whitefish

— 2 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Amazing Fun Center. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Whitefish road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Whitefish can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Winter Sports

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Whitefish to Aspen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Whitefish in January, Aspen is slightly colder at night with lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.