17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Philadelphia
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Manhattan
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boston driving holiday planning website .

Los Angeles to Boston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Boston. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Niagara Falls Discovery Center, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 25th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Philadelphia is a city in Loudon County, Tennessee, United States. On the 27th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Sweetwater Valley Farm.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia itinerary app .

Explore your travel options from Orlando to Philadelphia with the Route module. Traveling from Orlando in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Philadelphia, with lows of 22°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manhattan.
Highlights from your plan
Sweetwater Valley Farm ©
Sweetwater Valley Farm

1
day
Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sunset Zoo and then learn about winemaking at Oz Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manhattan day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Philadelphia to Manhattan. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Manhattan due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Manhattan

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Oz Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Zoo ©
Sunset Zoo
Oz Winery ©
Oz Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Old Cathedral of St. Mary. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manhattan to San Francisco. Traveling from Manhattan to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manhattan in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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