17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Washington DC
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel tool.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. In September, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and snap pictures at San Francisco Bay Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Here are some ideas for day two: experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Los Angeles trip simple and quick.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Machine Guns Vegas and Dig This. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online day trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Fun & Games · Adventure · Outdoors

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Gallery of Art and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.