15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 9 hours. In July, New York City is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip maker site.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 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 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orlando tour builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, hike along Cooks Meadow Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally get great views at Washburn Point. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

You can fly from Orlando to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Orlando, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.