24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Boston
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Washington DC
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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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.
Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at American Museum of Natural History and South Street Seaport Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Coney Island (in Brooklyn) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Federal Hall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. May in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Fun & Games · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Independence Hall and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Longwood Gardens and Eastern State Penitentiary. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Wilmington (Kalmar Nyckel Foundation & Hagley Museum And Library), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Brandywine Battlefield (in Chadds Ford). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Christ Church, get engrossed in the history at Old City Hall, examine the collection at The President's House, and explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planning website.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plimoth Patuxet and Old South Church. Kids will enjoy South End Open Market - Farmers Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Plymouth (Mayflower Society House and Library & Plymouth Rock). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston online trip planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Boston is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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Washington DC

— 3 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 16th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at White 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 next day: steep yourself in history at Heurich House Museum, explore and take pictures at The President Woodrow Wilson House, admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Dumbarton Oaks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Visit SS Jeremiah O'Brien and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, admire the majestic nature at Angel Island State Park, stop by North Beach, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica Bay and Santa Monica State Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollyhock House and Olvera Street. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to The Getty Villa in Malibu, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and get from place to place with Union Station.

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Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pacific Science Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pike Place Market and Alki Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get a new perspective on things with Argosy Cruises - Tillicum Excursion, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip maker website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

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.