32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Miramar Beach
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
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El Paso
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Page
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Page
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
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Greenville — 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then visit West End, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at The Brewery Experience, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm, then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Flat Rock Cider Works.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Greenville online driving holiday planner.

Chicago to Greenville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Greenville due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Greenville at 57°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Miramar Beach.
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Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Miramar Beach — 1 night

Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with AJ's Water Adventures, relax and rejuvenate at Float Brothers Float Spa, and then gain insight at Kitchenique.

To find out how to plan a trip to Miramar Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Greenville to Miramar Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Traveling from Greenville to Miramar Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Greenville in December: high temperatures in Miramar Beach hover around 67°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Orleans.
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Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Miramar Beach to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, car, and bus. Traveling from Miramar Beach in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Houston.
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Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

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 9th (Fri): stroll around Levy Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then wander the streets of Sawyer Yards, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Houston road trip planning website.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Houston to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Big Bend National Park — 1 night

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along Lost Mine Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, and then trek along S Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Houston to Big Bend National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in December since evenings lows in Big Bend National Park dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Paso.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

El Paso — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, explore and take pictures at Scenic Drive - Overlook, then admire the landmark architecture of The Lhakhang, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the El Paso journey planner.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to El Paso by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Bend National Park to El Paso. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in December: high temperatures in El Paso hover around 60°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Fly from El Paso to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from El Paso in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Palm Springs — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then see Off-Road Tours, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Ancient Wonders. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Split Rock, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then look for gifts at Brandini Toffee.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Palm Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Palm Springs are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Los Angeles — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path & Bergamot Station). Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 22nd (Thu), make a trip to Tunnel Rock, then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, then stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and finally make a trip to The Senate. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Diamond Peak, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 58°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Yosemite National Park — 3 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (46°F), and nights are much colder (14°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Page.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Page — 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 27th (Tue), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Page online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Page. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Page. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Monument Valley — 2 nights

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and then look for gifts at Goulding’s Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours and then take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Page in December, with highs in Monument Valley at 41°F and lows at 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and finally get great views at Hopi Point.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Flagstaff — 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): experience the excitement of Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Flagstaff journey tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Albuquerque.
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Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Albuquerque — 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 3rd (Tue), sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque journey planner.

You can fly from Flagstaff to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°F in Albuquerque. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

United States travel guide

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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.
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Destin travel guide

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World's Luckiest Fishing Village
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The city originated as a small fishing village, but today tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy itineraries filled with dolphin cruises, snorkeling, and superb sailing. The city boasts a lively nightlife scene, and when the sun sets, beachfront bars and seafood restaurants are abuzz with activity. The sand of Destin's idyllic beaches is considered to be some of the whitest in the world; made up of finely ground quartz crystal, it resembles sugar.
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