18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Washington DC

— 2 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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, ponder the world of politics at White House, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

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Gulfport to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Gulfport in May, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 4 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, stroll around Discovery Park, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in San Diego hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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.