4 days in United States Itinerary

4 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Escondido
Drive
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El Cajon
— 1 day
Drive
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night
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Escondido

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.
For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Escondido itinerary builder website.

Detroit to Escondido is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Detroit in May since evenings lows in Escondido dip to 59°F. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to El Cajon.
Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

El Cajon — 1 day

El Cajon is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. On the 28th (Sat), try your luck at Sycuan Casino and then get engrossed in the history at Wieghorst Western Heritage Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our El Cajon road trip site.

You can drive from Escondido to El Cajon in an hour. Traveling from Escondido in May, expect nights in El Cajon to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carlsbad.
Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Carlsbad Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad trip builder tool.

You can drive from El Cajon to Carlsbad in an hour. In May in Carlsbad, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 30th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC visit 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, daytime highs in Washington DC are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
Museums

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.
On the 31st (Tue), examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and finally steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.