8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

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night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City journey maker tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Visit Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway and explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Key West takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Key West to be much hotter, around 81°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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