17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 1 night
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Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science, see the interesting displays at Carolinas Aviation Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at NoDa Brewing Company.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte trip planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Charlotte is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Nairobi to Charlotte, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in January, expect Charlotte to be cooler, temps between 13°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get your bearings at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at White House, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online travel planner.

Getting from Charlotte to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Charlotte in January, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In January, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 25th (Tue), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planning website.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 30th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then learn insider's secrets on Lucidi Distilling Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Phoenix, with lows of 9°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): walk around Boston Public Garden and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at New England Aquarium.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip builder tool.

You can fly from Phoenix to Boston in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Boston is 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in January, expect Boston to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.