31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday maker

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
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Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Green Valley Range (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, engage your brain at DISCOVERY Children's Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Las Vegas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Las Vegas, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon Village. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning site.

You can 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. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours and Nature Center at Happy Isles will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

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

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In December in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, then examine the collection at Exploratorium, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Anaheim, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Our Sacred Stories. Let the collections at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium capture your imagination. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans tour planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to New Orleans by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (16°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum. Family-friendly places like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Marathon (Marathon Garden Club & The Turtle Hospital) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Key West to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions planner.

Getting from Key West to Washington DC by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Key West in December, expect Washington DC to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

United States travel guide

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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.