17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Boston
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New York City
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago journey planning website.

Branson to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Boston

— 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marginal Way Walkway in Ogunquit (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, visit North End, traverse land and water with a duck tour, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Boston trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston. In September in Boston, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, stroll around The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and wander the streets of SoMa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 85°F and lows at 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.