28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Corpus Christi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
8
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
11
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Washington DC

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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 Central Park. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, then explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Times Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 202, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Nashville hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Nashville - with highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip maker .

You can fly from San Francisco to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Phoenix. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Phoenix are much hotter (88°F), and nights are a bit warmer (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

1
day
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at USS LEXINGTON, meet the residents at Texas State Aquarium, and then ponder the design of Corpus Christi Watergardens.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Corpus Christi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Corpus Christi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium
USS LEXINGTON ©
USS LEXINGTON

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then make a trip to Arcadian Books, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online route planner .

Fly from Corpus Christi to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Corpus Christi in April, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (71°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You've now added Pike Place Market to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of Saint Ignatius. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online vacation builder .

You can fly from New Orleans to Seattle in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for little chillier nights in Seattle, with lows around 52°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
The Alamo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of La Villita, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then look for gifts at Fredericksburg Fudge, and finally learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in San Antonio reach 87°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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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.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Antonio to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Washington DC is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in May: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You've now added Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theater. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tucson online travel planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Tucson by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Tucson is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in Tucson to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Pima Air & Space Museum ©
Pima Air & Space Museum

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tusayan Museum. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in a show at Hopi House, steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and finally explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder site .

You can drive from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tucson in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 68°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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