25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Yunhong Chopsticks. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), go for a walk through The High Line, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In April, New York City is slightly colder than Cape Town - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral. Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, stop by Capitol Hill, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Waco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Waco

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, then examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, and finally make a trip to Branding the Brazos Sculpture. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, contemplate the long history of Old Fort Parker, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Parker State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco trip maker website.

Fly from Washington DC to Waco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Waco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in Waco are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Head to Harry Ransom Center and The Blanton Museum of Artfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Wild About Music and Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, contemplate the long history of The Driskill, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

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You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Austin sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fredericksburg, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the history at Mission San Juan, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, examine the collection at Spanish Governor's Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Institute of Texan Cultures, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio tour builder website.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Head to Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: stroll through Santa Monica Bay, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, stop by Amoeba Music, and don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.