23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
End: New York City

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel and then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver journey planner.

San Diego to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Denver. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Argo Mill and Tunnel, Dinosaur Ridge
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 17th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whihala Beach Co Park. On the next day, take a stroll through The Loop, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in June, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Whihala Beach
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Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Loop ©
The Loop

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Tennessee State Museum. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
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The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and French Quarter. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Louis Cathedral and Whitney Plantation. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans visit planner .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Visit Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and Granary Burying Ground for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ogunquit Beach and Plimoth Plantation. Step out of Boston to go to Provincetown and see Race Point Beach, which is approximately 1h 45 min away.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Boston. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you will find days in Boston are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are colder (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plimoth Plantation, Nubble Lighthouse, Ogunquit Beach, Race Point Beach
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Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Antietam National Battlefield and Capitol Hill. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery capture your imagination. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in June: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center for their historical value. Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck, take a stroll through Amish Country, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia planner .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amish Country, Choo Choo Barn
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bay Head Beach and SoHo. Relax by the water at Manasquan Beach and 8th Ave Jetty. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip site .

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manasquan Beach, Bay Head Beach, 8th Ave Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Manasquan Beach ©
Manasquan Beach
Times Square ©
Times Square
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach

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