28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  28​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Houston
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Detroit
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Karachi

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Alcatraz Island. Let the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Modus Operandi Cellars in St. Helena (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Union Square, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and stroll through Fort Funston National Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip app .

Karachi, Pakistan to San Francisco is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Karachi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

8
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Take a break from the city and head to Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary and Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. Visit Washington-on-the-Brazos and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Whistling Duck Winery (in Weimar), San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (in La Porte) and Copper Shade Tree (in Round Top). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfside Beach, explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Gulf Coast.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Houston online day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Houston by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Houston due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Houston reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

High Island, Montgomery, Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Whistling Duck Winery ©
Whistling Duck Winery
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

1
day
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, meet the residents at Detroit Zoo, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Houston to Detroit in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Detroit is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Detroit at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Detroit Zoo, The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds DC. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday planner .

Fly from Detroit to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Detroit in May since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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 18th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then learn about all things military at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Gettysburg at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Brandywine River Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Demarest Nature Center and Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, go for a walk through Central Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Demarest Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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