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
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 day
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, stop by Firenze Jewels, ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City attractions planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Niagara Falls

— 1 day

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Shopping

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Royal Street. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at Cabildo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel route builder site.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New Orleans in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Niagara Falls in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, then stroll through Black's Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning site.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, San Diego is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Montana Avenue and Hammer Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Union Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.