28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bethesda
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and visit North Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Boston.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Boston — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Old King's Hwy), Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (in Concord) and Salem (Peabody Essex Museum, Pickering Wharf, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, stroll around Rose Kennedy Greenway, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Boston in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Boston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Boston is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries
Side Trips

New York City — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Philadelphia — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, contemplate the long history of Washington Square, take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, and deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia travel planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Gettysburg — 2 nights

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 9th (Wed), stroll through Devils Den, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and then take an in-depth tour of Shriver House Museum. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bethesda.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Bethesda — 2 nights

Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. On the 11th (Fri), experience rural life at Days End Farm Horse Rescue and then relax in the rural setting at Knill's Farm Market. On your second day here, experience rural life at Sharp's at Waterford Farm and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bethesda trip app.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Bethesda in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Washington DC.
Museums
Side Trips

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, and get advice or help at Library of Congress.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip app.

Washington DC is just a short distance from Bethesda. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Bethesda in November, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
Museums · Historic Sites

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path & Bergamot Station) and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (in La Jolla). There's much more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday builder.

Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to home.
Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Casinos
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.