13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 day
Fly
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park

— 1 day
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Pinnacles, hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then hike along Limberlost Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park attractions planner.

Washington to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 13th (Tue), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Shenandoah National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Chicago, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planning app.

Fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip maker website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Orlando reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

New York City

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Chincoteague Island by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
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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.