16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Chicago
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 1 day
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 3rd (Wed), take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then walk around Millennium Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Avenue Beach, and then stroll through Oak Street Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago visit planning site.

Bengaluru, India to Chicago is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Chicago is minus 11.5 hours. In October, Chicago is cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Washington DC

— 1 day
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 5th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and stop by Tiffany & Co..

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Niagara Falls is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and finally shop like a local with The Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Tuolumne Meadows and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Sun), play a few rounds at Lincoln Park and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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.