23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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New York City

— 4 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 Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City travel website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online vacation maker.

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 August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 12th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando journey maker site.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Duval Street, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see the world from above with Air Adventures Helicopter Tours and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Key West journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Key West sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 15th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego itinerary planner.

Fly from Key West to San Diego in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Key West in August; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 17th (Tue), discover the magic at Downtown Disney District and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Nature · 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.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: stroll through Alcatraz Island, get great views at Battery Spencer, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.