30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: New Delhi

3
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.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, subway, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, New York City is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the landmark architecture of Independence Hall, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Classes Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, and then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lancaster when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Hersheypark
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Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

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nights
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 22nd (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, browse the exhibits of Jennie Wade House, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Shriver House Museum, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, then contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara.

Plan a Niagara Falls trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Niagara Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and explore and take pictures at Oracle Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to San Francisco in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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