15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Miami
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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.
Plan a trip to Washington DC easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Washington DC at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Patrick Catholic Church, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and finally examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then visit Garden District, and finally learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans planner.

Fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Miami, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 8th (Fri), trek along South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, Grand Canyon National Park is colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (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 10th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and finally look for gifts at Barneys New York.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, then kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 23°C, while days are much colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

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 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and finally appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · 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 13th (Wed), make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online visit planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · 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.

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.