61 days in United States Itinerary

61 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  4 h
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Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
9
Houston
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Chicago
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
15
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
16
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
17
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
18
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
19
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
20
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
21
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
22
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
23
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Toronto

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Peabody Essex Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plymouth Rock and Granary Burying Ground. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth) and Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and contemplate the long history of Charlestown Navy Yard.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston online route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Boston is an approximately 4- hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or drive. August in Boston sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Plymouth, Sandwich, Peabody Essex Museum
Highlights from your plan
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution Museum
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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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.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ellis Island and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at Museum of Chinese in America, and contemplate the long history of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in August, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Independence Hall and Powel House will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and Eastern State Penitentiary. Venture out of the city with trips to Wilmington (Kalmar Nyckel Foundation & Hagley Museum and Library). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, contemplate the long history of Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fireman's Hall, and see the interesting displays at The President's House.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wilmington, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

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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.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. Visit Georgetown University and Heurich House Museum for their historical value. Step out of Washington DC to go to Chantilly and see Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, browse the exhibits of Dumbarton Oaks, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and examine the collection at The President Woodrow Wilson House.

Plan trip to Washington DC with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Appreciate the collections at Fort Sumter National Monument and One Of A Kind. Do some cultural sightseeing at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site and Pink House Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Charleston day trip app.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Pittsburgh in August, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
One Of A Kind ©
One Of A Kind
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site ©
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then examine the collection at World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, then get engrossed in the history at Stranahan House, and then examine the collection at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miami vacation planning app.

You can fly from Charleston to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Stranahan House ©
Stranahan House

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visit Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and The Presbytere. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Cabildo, admire the landmark architecture of Madame John's Legacy, and steep yourself in history at Gallier House.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans travel route planner.

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Miami in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Art Car Museum. Head to Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Old Town Springfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and steep yourself in history at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip website.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Houston hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Old Town Spring
Highlights from your plan
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site ©
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum ©
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Find out how to plan Dallas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Dallas sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum ©
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park ©
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Let the collections at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Sun Studio and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Victorian Village Historic District.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Memphis day trip planner.

Fly from Dallas to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then stop by Hatch Show Print, and finally see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Carter House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nashville travel website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, and then stroll around Forest Park. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site ©
Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site ©
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Field Museum and Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Wheaton to see Cantigny Park about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, browse the collection at Chicago Waterworks Visitors Center, and examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Chicago, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ten Chimneys.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Milwaukee online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Chicago to Milwaukee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ten Chimneys
Highlights from your plan
Ten Chimneys ©
Ten Chimneys

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Minneapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Molly Brown House Museum and St. John's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Denver Art Museum and Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House. It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with LoDo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver online visit planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Minneapolis in September since evenings lows in Denver dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Museum-lovers will get to explore El Rancho de las Golondrinas and New Mexico History Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bandelier National Monument and Madrid Old Coal Town Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe itinerary planner.

Fly from Denver to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Madrid Old Coal Town Museum, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
El Rancho de las Golondrinas ©
El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Let the collections at Heard Museum and Phoenix Police Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Arizona Capitol Museum and Cosanti Foundation. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and see the interesting displays at Pueblo Grande Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cosanti Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Pueblo Grande Museum ©
Pueblo Grande Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Phoenix Police Museum ©
Phoenix Police Museum

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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.
Visit Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and Whaley House Museum for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get engrossed in the history at Junipero Serra Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

Plan a San Diego trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in September, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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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 explore and learn at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollyhock House. Get a sense of the local culture at Avila Adobe and Autry Museum of the American West. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, get from place to place with Union Station, pause for some photo ops at Watts Towers, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning site.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Gamble House
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Visit SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Fort Point for their historical value. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of North Beach, examine the collection at USS Hornet Museum, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

USS Hornet Museum, Oakland Museum of California
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. The Museum of Flight and Museum of Glass are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, examine the collection at National Nordic Museum, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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