8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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New York City

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey maker website.

Denver to New York City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Denver to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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 31st (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get your bearings at Library of Congress, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Washington DC in November, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.