9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Denver
— 1 night
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Boston
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens and then explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denver itinerary website.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Denver: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Boston.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Boston

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then hunt for treasures at Quincy Market, then take a stroll through North End, and finally walk around Boston Common.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Boston online road trip planner.

Fly from Denver to Boston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Boston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Boston, with lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

New York City

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and SoHo. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip site.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, look for gifts at We Cycle, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and explore the world behind art at Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West day trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much hotter in Key West: highs are around 79°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.