35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Detroit
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas

— 4 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: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning website.

Sibu, Malaysia to Las Vegas is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sibu in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moab road trip website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Moab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days in Moab, with highs around 3°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

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 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. December in Denver sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Denver to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Chicago. While traveling from Denver, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Detroit road trip planning site.

Fly from Chicago to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Detroit is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

Boston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get curious at Museum of Science, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Patuxet, pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Street.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Detroit to Boston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Boston, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning website.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:

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.
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, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC planning website.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Miami

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Homestead Miami Speedway (in Homestead), Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) (in Dania Beach) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through South Beach, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, Miami is warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Houston

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday maker.

Fly from Miami to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Houston is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, Disney California Adventure Park, &more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday website.

You can fly from Houston to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, stop by North Beach, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Frye Art Museum, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.