27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sacramento
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 8 nights

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Washington DC

— 6 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC route planner.

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sacramento.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 12:

Sacramento

— 4 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Get out of town with these interesting Sacramento side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at Sac Brew Bike, take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and hike along Stevens Trail.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Sacramento in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Sacramento due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 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 18th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, trek along Hermit Trail, get great views at Lookout Studio, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sacramento to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Sacramento in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are cooler (-11°C). You will leave for New York City on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 23:

New York City

— 8 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.
Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City attractions planning site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December since evenings lows in New York City dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — Jan 1:

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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.