23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 8 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and San Francisco Bay Bridge. Dedicate the 9th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: hike along Lands End, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in September, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Heisler Park and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to The Chandelier Tree, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Range 702 and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Adventure

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, and catch a live event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get a bit cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 8 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, take a leisurely stroll along Pier 17, and step aboard Pride of the Hudson.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.