55 days in Continental USA Itinerary

55 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Miami
— 7 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Miami

— 7 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Key Largo) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

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Barcelona, Spain to Miami is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in Miami at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Have a day of magic on the 8th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Sun) at Discovery Cove. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Getting from Miami to Orlando by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours

New York City

— 5 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip site.

Fly from Orlando to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Orlando, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 3 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Take a break from Badlands National Park with a short trip to Hurley Butte Horseback Riding in Interior, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and stroll through Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park online tour planner.

Getting from Chicago to Badlands National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Badlands National Park, with lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Presidential Trail and then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone online tour planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in November: highs in Keystone hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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 much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

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Fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Keystone in November: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 0°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Aspen

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 58 minutes away). On the 3rd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 4th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, and gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Aspen journey builder app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Aspen by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, Aspen is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 1°C and lows of -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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 6th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aspen to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. While traveling from Aspen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are much hotter (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 10th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, wander the streets of SoMa, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 4 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: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.