8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour builder

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New York City
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fifth Avenue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Empire State Building. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker site.

Shanghai, China to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Shanghai to New York City, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in April, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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 13th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online day trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Washington DC hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Nature

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 15th (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.