29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Lancaster
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Empire State Building. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, wander the streets of Times Square, and walk around The High Line.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City day trip app.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Family-friendly places like Longwood Gardens and Expedition Escape! - Escape Room will thrill your kids. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive, gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online journey planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 3 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Refreshing Mountain and Old Windmill Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lancaster: Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey (in Palmyra) and Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (in Halifax). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, soar above the sights with The United States Hot Air Balloon Team, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bootleg Antiques.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lancaster trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lancaster, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

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 8th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the local highlights with Grave Digger Tours, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll through Devils Den, and then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Orlando

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Universal's Islands of Adventure and Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 12th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: cool off at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip planning tool.

Getting from Gettysburg to Orlando by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gettysburg in August; daily highs in Orlando reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

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 Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Indiana Jones Adventure, &more), Dana Point Parasail (in Dana Point) and Aliso Beach Park (in Laguna Beach). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Orlando in August, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
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.