56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 8 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
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Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Atlanta is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, learn the secrets of beer at Red Hare Brewing Company, and tee off at Top Golf.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Atlanta using our trip planner.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Orlando

— 5 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.
When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Stetson Mansion in DeLand, approximately DeLand away. Have a day of magic on the 6th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, sample the tasty concoctions at Orlando Brewing, push the limits with an extreme tour, and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:

Miami

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miami online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, Miami is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

Washington DC

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation builder app.

You can fly from Miami to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, Washington DC is cooler than Miami - with highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 21:

Boston

— 3 nights

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.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get a taste of the local shopping with Charles Street, take in panoramic vistas at Skywalk Observatory, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Boston online trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Boston reach 43°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, wander the streets of Dyker Heights, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 1:

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Back Mountain, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, indulge in some personalized pampering at Boiling River, and get outside with Bridge Bay Marina.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 23°F by day to 1°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Alexander Valley Vineyards), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, wander the streets of Union Square, and visit North Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see a show at Casino at the MGM Grand, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 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 20th (Thu), take in a show at Hopi House and then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 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 January, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°F. You'll set off for Houston on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nightlife · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Strand and then walk around Buffalo Bayou Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Houston hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Birmingham.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 25th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Birmingham online vacation planner.

You can fly from Houston to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Birmingham is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 53°F and lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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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.