15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
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New York City

— 3 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, walk around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel site.

Louisville to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in May, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

San Francisco

— 1 night

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 22nd (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In May, San Francisco is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 30th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then try to win big at New York New York Casino.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

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.