24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Boston
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Washington DC
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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New York City

— 2 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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at American Museum of Natural History and Federal Hall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at South Street Seaport Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Visit Independence Hall and Christ Church for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Longwood Gardens and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Wilmington (Kalmar Nyckel Foundation & Hagley Museum And Library) and Brandywine Battlefield (in Chadds Ford). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Pennsylvania Hospital, explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fireman's Hall.

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Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plimoth Patuxet and Louisburg Square. Kids will enjoy South End Open Market - Farmers Market and Old South Church. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Plymouth (Mayflower Society House and Library & Plymouth Rock). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston online trip planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Boston is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at White House, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Heurich House Museum, explore and take pictures at The President Woodrow Wilson House, admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Dumbarton Oaks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point for their historical value. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, immerse yourself in nature at Angel Island State Park, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder app.

Fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica Bay and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollyhock House and Olvera Street. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to The Getty Villa in Malibu, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get from place to place with Union Station.

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Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pike Place Market and Space Needle. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alki Beach, look and learn at Pacific Science Center, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

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.