16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Chicago
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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New York City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to New York City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgetown University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

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Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, stroll around Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail.

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Getting from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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 17th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder app.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect colder evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from San Francisco in August, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.