17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planning site.

Birmingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to New York City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 9th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rim Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, get great views at Grandview Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route builder app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are colder with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Anaheim in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.