22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
5
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
10
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Grove ©
The Grove

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.
On the 25th (Sun), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), hike along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Hopi Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at Local Pig, test your team's savvy at Breakout KC Escape Rooms, test your team's savvy at Escape Room, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City day trip website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kansas City in 18.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Kansas City to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Breakout KC Escape Rooms ©
Breakout KC Escape Rooms

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nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 1st (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at A. Schwab. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then examine the collection at Graceland.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Memphis road trip app .

Fly from Kansas City to Memphis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Memphis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, make a trip to Jackson Square, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans sightseeing planner.

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Washington DC by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Washington DC, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium, browse the collection at Boston Public Library, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of Bunker Hill Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Library ©
Boston Public Library
New England Holocaust Memorial ©
New England Holocaust Memorial

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, then admire the landmark architecture of Federal Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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