4 days in United States Itinerary

4 days in United States Itinerary

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El Cajon
— 1 day
— 1 night
Washington DC
— 1 night
New York City
— 1 night



Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Escondido holiday maker site.

Detroit to Escondido is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Escondido is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Detroit in May since evenings lows in Escondido dip to 59°F. You'll set off for El Cajon on the 16th (Mon).
Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

El Cajon — 1 day

El Cajon is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): try to win big at Sycuan Casino and then take an in-depth tour of Wieghorst Western Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the El Cajon trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Escondido to El Cajon in an hour. Traveling from Escondido in May, you will find days in El Cajon are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Carlsbad.
Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Carlsbad — 1 night

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
On the 17th (Tue), visit Carlsbad Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad trip site.

Getting from El Cajon to Carlsbad by car takes about an hour. May in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 1 night

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 18th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online day trip planner.

You can fly from Carlsbad to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Carlsbad to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to New York City.

New York City — 1 night

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, then explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and finally admire all the interesting features of 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder website.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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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.