33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Phoenix
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take a stroll through Times Square, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City vacation planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Victorian Photography Studio, & more). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate the long history of Old Stone House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker app .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial) and Houston Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Kemah to see Kemah Boardwalk about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, contemplate the long history of Cistern, Buffalo Bayou Park, and explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Room Escape Games

7
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Phoenix and Children’s Museum of Phoenix. When in Phoenix, make a side trip to see Taliesin West in Scottsdale, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire all the interesting features of Chase Field, and take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Houston to Phoenix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Houston in July; daily highs in Phoenix reach 106°F and lows reach 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park ©
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Ghirardelli Square will thrill your kids. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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