17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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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.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online road trip planner.

Lusaka, Zambia to San Diego is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Lusaka to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Thu), shop like a local with The Strip and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, explore the world behind art at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.