24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
You've added 9/11 Memorial, Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull), Central Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip maker app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, browse the exhibits of Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Constitution Center, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip builder .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive. On the 26th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then hike along Point Lobos, and then walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Niagara Falls to Monterey takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Monterey is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, expect Monterey to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos, Garland Ranch Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Mystery Spot has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to To Honor Surfing Monument and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Mystery Spot, then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and then cruise along West Cliff Drive.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Monterey to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Swanton Berry Farm, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online holiday maker .

Getting from Santa Cruz to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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