16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Rockbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Columbus

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get outdoors at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Mount Charleston. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and The LINQ Promenade. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planning website .

Columbus to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Columbus - with highs of 101°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Muir Woods National Monument. Twin Peaks and City Lights Booksellers will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour builder website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Stephen & Walker Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore and take pictures at National Mall, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Mall ©
National Mall
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Rockbridge.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
night
Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and then admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rockbridge trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Rockbridge takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rockbridge when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 60°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Hocking Hills State Park
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Zipline
Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

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