36 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

36 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Miami, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
9
Boston, United States
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  10 h 45 min
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

2
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Explore hidden gems such as English Bay and Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch). When in Vancouver, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Chilliwack, approximately Chilliwack away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll around Lynn Canyon Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vancouver vacation maker.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Vancouver is an approximately 14- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Vancouver. In December, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lynn Canyon Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
English Bay ©
English Bay

3
nights
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Pop Culture and Seattle Public Library. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Seattle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Crissy Field. Venture out of the city with trips to Stanford University (in Palo Alto), Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg) and Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stanford University, Stephen & Walker Winery, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Stanford University ©
Stanford University

4
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Aquarium of the Pacific, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©

4
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Dig This. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston, examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys, and have fun at The Range 702.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Outdoors
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Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Off-Road Tours
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston

4
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Anhinga Trail and Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Joey D Golf Sports Training Center (in Jupiter), Long Pine Key (in Everglades National Park) and Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, take a stroll through Wynwood, take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, and have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami travel planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Miami, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Miami reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Joey D Golf Sports Training Center, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

5
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery of Art and Arlington National Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning tool.

You can fly from Miami to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our New York City online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. 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 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
nights
Boston, United States

Boston ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marginal Way Walkway and Beacon Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River), Cliff Walk (in Newport) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). The adventure continues: take a stroll through North End, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Boston Public Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Bunker Hill Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip maker website.

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, Boston is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lizzie Borden House, Marginal Way Walkway, Cliff Walk, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
North End ©
North End

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