19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  24​h
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and then shop like a local with Macy's on State Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Chicago is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Chicago, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cape Town in April: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyon Village Marketplace and Inner Canyon. Get outdoors at Hopi House and Moran Point. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Lookout Studio, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, head outdoors with Shoshone Point, and explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 7th (Sat): stop by The Original Farmers Market.

Make your Los Angeles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
The Last Bookstore ©
The Last Bookstore

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Do your shopping at Olivins and Torpedo Factory Art Center. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Great Falls Park (in McLean), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Cobbler Mountain Cellars (in Delaplane). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Washington DC takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In April, Washington DC is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Michaels, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Cobbler Mountain Cellars, Torpedo Factory Art Center, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ephrata Cloister and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Head to Bird in Hand Farmers Market and Historic Smithville and Village Greenefor plenty of shopping. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Strasburg (The Amish Village & Choo Choo Barn). There's more to do: take a stroll through Amish Country and shop like a local with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Strasburg, Ephrata Cloister, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Bird in Hand Farmers Market, Amish Country
Highlights from your plan
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
The Amish Village ©
The Amish Village

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ocean Grove Beach and Chelsea Market. Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and New York Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Belmar Beach (in Belmar) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder .

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. April in New York City sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Belmar Beach, Ocean Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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