14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Boston
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night
Train
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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San Antonio
— 1 day
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Boston

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground and then make a trip to Newbury Street.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Boston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in July, with highs in Boston at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

New York City

— 1 night

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 27th (Mon), wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, then wander the streets of Times Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Washington DC

— 1 night
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 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

San Antonio

— 1 day

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip site.

Fly from Chicago to San Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 43°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip website.

Fly from San Antonio to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. On your second day here, stroll through Panorama Trail and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carmel attractions website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Helena

— 1 night

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Far Niente Winery, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Helena tour builder.

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Carmel in August, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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 6th (Thu): take a stroll through Union Square, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner.

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.