15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Sacramento
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stop by Andy's Candy Apothecary and then browse the exhibits of California State Capitol Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sacramento planner.

Chicago to Sacramento is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in June: highs in Sacramento hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Shopping

San Francisco

— 3 nights

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 (Fri): take a stroll through Union Square, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Sacramento to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sacramento in June, you will find days in San Francisco are much colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bean Hollow State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose travel planner.

Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Jose

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, take in the views from Coronado Bridge and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Jose to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Jose in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Prismatic Spring and Hayden Valley. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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.