13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 1 day
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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New York City

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take a stroll through Times Square. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Long Beach, then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning website.

Jersey City to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or ride a ferry. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 11th (Wed), revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

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You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Washington DC

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in October, with highs in Washington DC at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online travel route planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then stroll through China Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

San Diego

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Beaches · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park visit planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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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.