18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. For shopping fun, head to Chelsea Market or Donaldson Farms. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to High Point Cross Country Ski Center (in Sussex) and Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (in Shirley). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City online trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors · Shopping · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arlington National Cemetery and National Gallery of Art. Step out of the city life by going to Elkwallow Picnic Area and Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area (in Fort Valley), Strasburg Emporium Antiques (in Strasburg) and Washington (Wine Loves Chocolate & R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery). There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial and stop by Emily’s Produce.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Do your shopping at LA Farmers' Market and The Grove. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Pescadero State Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.