25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Denver driving holiday planning website.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 1st (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then enjoy the sand and surf at Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

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Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park and then stroll through Boise River Greenbelt.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Boise trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Boise in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boise: temperatures range from 36°F by day to 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Seattle

— 4 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. You'll explore and learn at The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse Studio. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Boise to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Seattle. Traveling from Boise in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 47°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Jackson Hole

— 4 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Leigh Lake. When in Jackson Hole, make a side trip to see Cowboy Up Hang Gliding in Wharton, approximately Wharton away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art and tour the pleasant surroundings at Teton Raptor Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary app.

Getting from Seattle to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Jackson Hole. In December, Jackson Hole is colder than Seattle - with highs of 26°F and lows of 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Visiting Yellowstone Lake and Lamar Valley will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 3°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Oklahoma City

— 3 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
You'll explore and learn at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. Explore Oklahoma City's surroundings by going to Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park (in Hinton) and Oklahoma State University (in Stillwater). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip maker site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Oklahoma City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in Oklahoma City hover around 51°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.

Idaho travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.