16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning website.

Ahmedabad, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooks Meadow Loop.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then stroll around Millennium Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, Chicago is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

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 14th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in May since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.