8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City sightseeing planner.

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 (Sun), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday site.

Fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.