15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
foot + Fly:  7​h
2
San Antonio
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  7​h
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Cleveland

3
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.
Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online journey planner .

Cleveland to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Cleveland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the history at Mission Concepcion, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Antonio in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Antonio is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in San Antonio hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 5th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Santa Monica takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and tram; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Santa Monica, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in August, expect nights in Santa Monica to be little chillier, around 65°F, while days are cooler, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Getting from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and China Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and stroll through Lincoln Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then make a trip to Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

Before you visit Chicago, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 83°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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