16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · 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 6th (Fri): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Fountain. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around New Orleans City Park, make a trip to French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect much hotter with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation maker tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles route builder website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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 14th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) 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.