22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), San Diego (Spanish Village Art Center, USS Midway Museum, &more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Ubud, Indonesia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ubud in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Branson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 29th (Wed), make a splash at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, then look for gifts at Crooked Sky Trading Post, and then go all around town with VIP Tours of Branson.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Branson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Branson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in Branson are much colder (10°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Tours · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and finally make a trip to Beale Street. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka, look for gifts at The Peanut Shoppe, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Branson to Memphis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Branson in December, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Step out of Pigeon Forge to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Ramsey Cascades, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and make a splash at Dollywood.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip website.

Getting from Memphis to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Memphis to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

New Orleans

— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

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You can fly from Pigeon Forge to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Pigeon Forge, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Saint Louis

— 3 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.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, walk around Tilles Park, and examine the collection at City Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

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.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.