21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Boston
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Kanab
— 2 nights
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Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts and then see where the action happens at Fenway Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Newbury Street and then look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boston itinerary builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Boston is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Boston is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We've included these beaches for you: Lido Beach and Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 24th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Bowie Nature Park, view the masterpieces at David Arms Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Copper Fox Gallery, then shop like a local with Gallery 202, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Nashville in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

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 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, then stop by Amoeba Music, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island and then get curious at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Denver

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed), get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pearl Street Mall.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Denver is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kanab.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then trek along Navajo Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanab day trip planning website.

Fly from Denver to Kanab in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Kanab hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 2°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

California travel guide

4.1
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.