18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Nashville and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Escape the urban bustle at Radnor Lake State Park and Centennial Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary builder website.

Newark to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach

— 3 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Escape the urban bustle at South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and make a trip to Ocean Drive.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach road trip planner.

Fly from Nashville to Miami Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Miami Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miami Beach, with lows around 78°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
To see maps and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami Beach in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Tours

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and stroll through China Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel route tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in San Francisco at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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 6th (Thu), shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Hopi House, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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.