13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Bremerton
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Bremerton
— 1 night
Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): gain insight at Duke University, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durham Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then stroll around Historic Oak View County Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Bell Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh online trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Raleigh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Raleigh to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Raleigh

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning website.

Fly from Raleigh to Denver in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Raleigh to Denver. In December, Denver is a bit cooler than Raleigh - with highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bremerton.

Things to do in Denver

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Bremerton

— 1 night
Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): snap pictures at Manette Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at Puget Sound Navy Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Silver City Brewery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bremerton trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denver to Bremerton. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Bremerton due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, Bremerton is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Bremerton

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

San Diego

— 5 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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Bremerton to San Diego with the Route module. When traveling from Bremerton in December, plan for much warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 68°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 51°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Lexington

— 3 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Danville (Wilderness Trail Distillery & The Great American Dollhouse Museum), Cincinnati (Beer Tastings & Tours & Weston Art Gallery) and Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lexington visit planning tool.

Fly from San Diego to Lexington in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Lexington due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in December, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Lexington: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.