8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Orange
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Drive to Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay
— 1 night
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Drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Salt Lake City

— 1 day

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City route builder site.

New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, Salt Lake City is slightly colder at night with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Capitol Reef National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in November; daily highs in Capitol Reef National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Orange.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Orange

— 2 nights
Orange is a city located in Orange County, California. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlets at Orange and then don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orange trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Orange in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park to Orange is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in December, expect Orange to be much hotter, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Orange

Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sat) at Disneyland Park. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, let little ones run wild at Tarzan's Treehouse, and laugh and play at Downtown Disney District.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim online sightseeing planner.

Anaheim is just a short distance from Orange. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Horseshoe Bay.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Horseshoe Bay

— 1 night
Horseshoe Bay is a city in Llano and Burnet counties in the U.S. state of Texas. For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Horseshoe Bay road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anaheim to Horseshoe Bay. Traveling from Anaheim to Horseshoe Bay, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Anaheim in December, expect Horseshoe Bay to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 40°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bay

Outdoors · Golf · Nightlife · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Orange County travel guide

4.5
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Embodying southern California's ambience of laid-back sophistication, Orange County is one of the state's most popular vacation destinations, offering year-round sunshine, beautiful golden beaches, and high-end shopping and dining, spread throughout several picturesque beach communities. Spend your holiday indulging at the region's oceanfront spas, designer boutiques, and five-star restaurants, or opt for a trip to the Disneyland Resort and Knott's Berry Farm. While known mostly for its luxurious amenities, the region is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts, home to several national parks and active marinas.