19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Top O'Hill Terrace and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Escape the urban bustle at Center for Animal Research & Education and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose) and Fort Worth Zoo (in Fort Worth). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Mustangs of Las Colinas, and examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online tour itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Dallas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 96°F and lows about 78°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Mustangs of Las Colinas, Center for Animal Research & Education
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 88°F and lows reach 64°F. On the 29th (Wed), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery for their historical value. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Los Angeles trip simple and quick.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and China Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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