14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h
1
Boston
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Edinburgh

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Boston

Boston ©
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.
Plan my day in Boston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Edinburgh, UK to Boston is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, Boston is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take a stroll through Times Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC journey maker website .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago online trip builder .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then take in the 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 see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in San Antonio at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip site .

You can fly from San Antonio to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to San Diego is minus 2 hours. While traveling from San Antonio, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 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

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. On your second day here, stroll through Panorama Trail and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 5th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Far Niente Winery, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Carmel to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Oakville, Oxbow Public Market
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Far Niente Winery ©
Far Niente Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Thu), wander the streets of Union Square, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online travel planner .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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