17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are much warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some cultural insight at The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and wander the streets of SoHo.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Walters Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Fell's Point & Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, get advice or help at Library of Congress, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Crocker Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, trek along Lands End, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

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You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.