16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 2 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, walk around The High Line, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Orlando

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Mon) at Discovery Cove. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando visit planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Orlando are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes San Diego Zoo as well as SeaWorld San Diego. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In August, San Diego is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

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 19th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

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 August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 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 21st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower. On the next day, stroll around Golden Gate Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.