23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Atlanta
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Honolulu, Oahu
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New York City

— 3 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, take a stroll through Times Square, and walk around The High Line.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 1 night
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 27th (Mon), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

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You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, then contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and then play a few rounds at East Lake Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 30th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, stroll around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and finally take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Chicago is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles route planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday builder website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, Honolulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.