25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Palm Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
12
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Krakow

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Central Terminal, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Little Italy, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Central Park and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to New York City is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Krakow to New York City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for San Francisco on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Painted Ladies, Fisherman's Wharf and Little Italy. On the 22nd (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then wander the streets of Little Italy.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Little Italy ©
Little Italy

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Sur. On the 26th (Fri), hike along Big Sur.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Big Sur attractions planner .

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Sur ©
Big Sur

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stearns Wharf. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Malibu.
Highlights from your plan
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

few
hours
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Zuma Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), kick back and relax at Zuma Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip maker tool .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Malibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Disney California Adventure Park and Santa Monica Pier. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder .

Getting from Malibu to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Malibu in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 31st (Wed), you're off toPalm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disney California Adventure Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

few
hours
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Palm Springs Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at VillageFest, and then look for gifts at Brandini Toffee.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
VillageFest ©
VillageFest
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Plan a trip to Monument Valley easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Monument Valley in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Monument Valley, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Monument Valley at 36°C and lows at 17°C. You'll set off for Chicago on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Outdoors

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and The Field Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain, Silver Beach County Park, & more) and Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, make a trip to The Magnificent Mile, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Chicago in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Six Flags Great America
Highlights from your plan
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago Children's Museum ©
Chicago Children's Museum

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