21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mandalay Bay Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at Fashion Show Mall, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and stop by Barneys New York.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (45°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Magnificent Mile and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, stroll around Millennium Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get outdoors at M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City and Schuylkill River Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rittenhouse Square and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Salem and see Royal Port Antiques, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, admire the striking features of Boathouse Row, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Independence Seaport Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia route app.

You can fly from Chicago to Philadelphia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Josefinas. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

United States travel guide

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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.