18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
New York City
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Washington DC
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels


New York City

— 2 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City route maker app.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites


— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC



— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online day trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks


— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 23rd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, get outside with Trustmark Park, then get in on the family fun at DEFY Jackson (High Heaven), and finally hike along Ridgeland Bike Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Jackson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Jackson due to the time zone difference. In July in Jackson, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips


— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 24th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

You can fly from Jackson to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Jackson in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 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 25th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Denver in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): head outdoors with Mandalay Bay Beach, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are cooler (33°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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.

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Mississippi travel guide

Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.