22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
1
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
foot + Fly:  7​h
End: San Antonio

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Antonio. In September, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Austin

Trails Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Liquid Light Glass, don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe holiday planning site .

Getting from Austin to Santa Fe by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in September, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 80°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Liquid Light Glass ©
Liquid Light Glass
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
On the 13th (Thu), get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Zion National Park by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Trails Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 21st (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online tour planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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