21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route builder

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Miami
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New York City

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): visit Old Colorado City, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then browse the exhibits of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Colorado Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to La Jolla Cove and USS Midway Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma. There's more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego visit planning website.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect nights in San Diego to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Change things up with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Union Square, tee off at Lincoln Park, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Miami.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll explore and learn at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at South Beach and browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miami journey planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In August, Miami is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.