8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights


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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC route builder.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally stroll through Alcatraz Island.

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You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to 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. In June, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

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Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Fri).
Parks · Nature

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.