50 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

50 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Saint Louis, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Cortez, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Visalia, United States
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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San Francisco, United States — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Mumm Napa (in Rutherford), Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Robert Biale Vineyards (in Napa). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oakland California Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour builder site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 2 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 26th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and then explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, then stop by Cavalier | The Fine Jewellery Shoppe, and then take a stroll through Gastown.

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

Fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Vancouver reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Seattle, United States — 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 28th (Wed): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and finally wander the streets of Bellevue Square.

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Getting from Vancouver to Seattle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park, United States — 3 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron, explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between -5°C and -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago, United States — 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, stroll through Millennium Park, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chicago online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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New York City, United States — 6 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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, New York City is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC, United States — 5 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Saint Louis.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Saint Louis, United States — 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Float STL - MidTown. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then walk around Forest Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint Louis, with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Saint Louis in January, with lows around -11°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.
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New Orleans, United States — 4 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: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley, United States — 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. On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll around Sandstone Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and then look for gifts at Goulding’s Gift Shop.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from New Orleans to Monument Valley in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Monument Valley is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in January, things will get much colder in Monument Valley: highs are around 3°C and lows about -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.
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Sedona, United States — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Arizona Copper Art Museum, then explore and take pictures at Oak Creek Canyon, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally stop by Cocopah.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sedona fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Sedona in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Monument Valley in January, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas, United States — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Side Trips
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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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Visalia.
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Visalia, United States

Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sequoia National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Visalia vacation planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Visalia in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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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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Utah travel guide

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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.
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