11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Sacramento
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
Drive
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New Haven
— 1 night
Train to New York JFK, Fly to Sacramento

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Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then get to know the fascinating history of Jack London State Historic Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, and finally look for gifts at Dean & DeLuca.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sacramento route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sacramento. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in January, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get advice or help at Library of Congress, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sacramento to Washington DC in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sacramento in January, with highs in Washington DC at 44°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 5 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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City tour planning app.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

New Haven

— 1 night
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Savvy, then take an in-depth tour of Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center, and then explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Haven trip builder website.

Traveling by car from New York City to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in New Haven reach 39°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Spas

Side Trip

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.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.