15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Portland
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Sioux Falls
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

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Atlanta to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in February: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 48°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Rosenbach Museum and Library, and finally walk around Washington Square Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in New York City sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Portland

— 1 night

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 4th (Thu), let your taste buds guide you at The Maine Brew Bus and then do a tasting at Maine Mead Works.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Portland at 40°F and lows at 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Hydra Beer Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls travel route planner.

You can fly from Portland to Sioux Falls in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In March in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Asian Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sioux Falls to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Seattle is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sioux Falls in March, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Mon), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

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.