25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Jose
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Taipei

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Taipei in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carmel Art Association and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. Do your shopping at Photography West Gallery and Cannery Row Antique Mall. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Carmel (Carmel Mission, Weston Gallery, & more), AiX (in Sand City) and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Steinbeck Center, take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, and make a trip to The Shakespeare Society of America.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in San Jose to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, The Shakespeare Society of America, Computer History Museum, Stanford Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
National Steinbeck Center ©
National Steinbeck Center
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

4
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 DM Weil Gallery and Country Kettle. Do your shopping at Hudson Beach Glass and Adams Fairacre Farms. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Main Avenue Galleria (in Ocean Grove), Hawk's Nest Highway (in Port Jervis) and Asbury Park (Silverball Pinball Museum & 8th Ave Jetty). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey builder .

Fly from San Jose to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to New York City is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from San Jose in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Asbury Park, Country Kettle, Hawk's Nest Highway, Adams Fairacre Farms, Hudson Beach Glass
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery

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 1st (Thu): learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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.
Museum of Fine Arts and Heritage Museums & Gardens will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Abacus and Worcester Center for Craftsfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Kittery Trading Post (in Kittery), Portsmouth (Warner House & Strawbery Banke Museum) and Uniques and Antiques (in Ogunquit). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, enjoy the music at TD Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Old Sturbridge Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portsmouth, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Old Sturbridge Village
Highlights from your plan
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Old Sturbridge Village ©
Old Sturbridge Village
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas State Capitol and Pioneer Museum Complex will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of the Pacific War and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (The Alamo & Battle For Texas: The Experience), Dick's Classic Garage (in San Marcos) and Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, & more). It doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Austin day trip planning website .

You can fly from Boston to Austin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Austin is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in Austin reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Dick's Classic Garage
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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