21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sacramento
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
5
Navajo Dam
— 1 night
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
8
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
9
New York City
— 2 nights

2
nights
Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Take a break from Sacramento with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Lotus, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sacramento tour itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Sacramento International Airport, Travis Air Force Base and Beale Air Force Base. In September, daily temperatures in Sacramento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Getting from Sacramento to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Navajo Dam.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Navajo Dam

Navajo Dam ©
On the 4th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Navajo Lake State Park (Pine) and then learn about winemaking at Wines of the San Juan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Navajo Dam trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Navajo Dam. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Navajo Dam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Navajo Dam to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Navajo Dam

Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Wines of the San Juan
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Lake State Park (Pine) ©
Navajo Lake State Park (Pine)
Wines of the San Juan ©
Wines of the San Juan

3
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.
On the 5th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to French Quarter, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Royal Street.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Navajo Dam to New Orleans with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Navajo Dam to New Orleans is 1 hour. Expect much hotter evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Navajo Dam in October, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

3
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.
On the 8th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in October since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 10th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia vacation planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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