15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shimla
+3
taxi + train + subway + Fly:  25​h
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Boston
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
6
Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  23​h
End: Shimla


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Shimla, India to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Shimla to Washington DC, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of SoMa, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Washington DC to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in February; daily highs in San Francisco reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail ©
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 25°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Otis House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boston sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Boston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Boston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Boston is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Delhi.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Otis House ©
Otis House

1
night
Delhi

Delhi ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hanford Mills Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Delhi online vacation planner .

Getting from Boston to Delhi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in February: high temperatures in Delhi hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Delhi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hanford Mills Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hanford Mills Museum ©
Hanford Mills Museum

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Federal Hall. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Delhi to New York City takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Delhi in February: high temperatures in New York City hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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