38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Newark
Drive:  30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  2​h 30​min
Miami
— 4 nights
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tram + Fly + bus + taxi:  15​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Grand Junction
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Williams
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Newark

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New York City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour site .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 38°F in New York City. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miami.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
days
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Peppers Of Key West, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Key West hover around 79°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
days
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Lauderdale Beach and South Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Art Deco Historic District and Espanola Way. Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (in Florida City) and Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bal Harbour Shops.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miami road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Shark Valley, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Bal Harbour Shops
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

2
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, don't miss a visit to Valley View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

You can do a combination of tram, flight, bus, and taxi from Miami to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 44°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Bean Hollow State Beach (in Pescadero) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and get all the information you need at Point Reyes Seashore National Park.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (58°F), and nights are much warmer (45°F). You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Point Reyes Seashore National Park, Bean Hollow State Beach, Bodega Head
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

3
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Jenny Lake (in Moran) and Jenny Lake Trail (in Grand Teton National Park). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 23°F and lows are around 3°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Junction.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenny Lake Trail, Jenny Lake
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

3
days
Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The City of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Maison La Belle Vie Winery & Amy's Courtyard and Grande River Vineyards & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorado National Monument and St Kathryn Cellars. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Varaison Vineyards & Winery, contemplate the long history of Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, and stop by Colterris Overlook.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Junction takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, expect Grand Junction to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°F and 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sedona.

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Wineries Parks Nature

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Palisade, Fruita
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Two Rivers Winery
Two Rivers Winery
Colorado National Monument
Colorado National Monument

4
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Montezuma Well will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to The Hike House and Doe Mountain Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale) and Jerome (Jerome State Historic Park & Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town). The adventure continues: stop by Trailhead Tea, do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, explore the ancient world of Palatki Ruins, and hike along Fay Canyon Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sedona holiday maker app .

Getting from Grand Junction to Sedona by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Grand Junction in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 53°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerome, Tuzigoot National Monument, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Montezuma Well
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Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well

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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
On the 29th (Fri), stop by Colors of the West, then do a tasting at Grand Canyon Wine Company, then look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Williams journey builder site .

Getting from Sedona to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in December: high temperatures in Williams hover around 43°F and lows are around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Thunder Eagle Native Art
Thunder Eagle Native Art
Grand Canyon Wine Company ©
Grand Canyon Wine Company

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days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 30th (Sat), hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Death Valley Nut & Candy Co and then take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Williams to Death Valley National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Williams to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. In December, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Williams - with highs of 57°F and lows of 30°F. On the 1st (Mon), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Death Valley Junction, Death Valley Nut & Candy Co
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Lookout Studio. There's much more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 44°F and 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Page

Page ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Page itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Lone Rock Beach
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lone Rock Beach ©
Lone Rock Beach

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