9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Vancouver
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Washington DC

— 1 night
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 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, and finally get to know the fascinating history of National Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route app.

Philadelphia to Washington DC is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Seattle takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Vancouver

— 1 night
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House, then get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row, and finally steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant House.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver attractions planner.

Fly from Seattle to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

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 13th (Thu): hike along Lands End and then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip site.

You can fly from Vancouver to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bourbon Street, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 82°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally appreciate the views at Logan Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): trek along Siyeh Pass, then explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and then trek along Avalanche Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park vacation maker app.

Getting from New Orleans to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Glacier National Park. Traveling from New Orleans in August, Glacier National Park is colder at night with lows of 48°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.