17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Edinburgh

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
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.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Boston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Boston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in June: high temperatures in Boston hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll around Franklin Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo, and then stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary site .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo
Franklin Square ©
Franklin Square

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning app .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey maker site .

Fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 23°C, while days are colder, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 7th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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