23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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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 appreciate Ellis Island and Museum of Chinese in America. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gateway National Recreation and Governors Island National Monument. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Brooklyn to see Coney Island about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History and admire the striking features of Federal Hall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): gain insight with The President Woodrow Wilson House, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of House of the Temple, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Dumbarton Oaks.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC tour builder tool.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Boston

— 3 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 7th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of Gibson House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Minute Man National Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Walden Pond State Reservation.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Boston at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Fort East Martello Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Key West takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in Key West at 38°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Spanish Governor's Palace, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then see the interesting displays at Witte Museum, then hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and finally steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Key West to San Antonio takes 8.5 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. When traveling from Key West in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica State Beach and The Getty Villa. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Angel Island State Park, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through North Beach, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, then examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and finally explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum and then steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Before you visit Honolulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then admire the sheer force of Wailuku River State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Volcano tour app.

Fly from Honolulu to Volcano in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.