22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 13 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

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 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 13th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through McGurk Meadow, cruise along Tioga Pass, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at White House, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC tour itinerary tool.

Fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in October, with highs in Washington DC at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 13 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Philadelphia (Eastern State Penitentiary & Wissahickon Valley Park) and Square House Museum (in Rye). There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey builder site.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.