28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Pittsburgh

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Pittsburgh to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pittsburgh in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Middletown.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then walk around Boston Public Garden, then contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, and finally stroll around Boston Common. Here are some ideas for day two: traverse land and water with a duck tour, then explore the galleries of The Paul Revere House, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Boston day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Boston, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago online route planner .

Getting from Boston to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 85°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, then examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from San Diego in September, with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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