21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
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New York City
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Boston
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Syracuse
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Pittsburgh
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Chicago
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San Francisco
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Washington DC

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Flag Ponds Nature Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Leonardtown Wharf Park (in Leonardtown) and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse (in Solomons). And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Marine Barracks Washington, 8th and I, examine the collection at National Law Enforcement Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Women's Memorial, and admire the sheer force of Potomac River.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip app.

Seattle to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and The Oculus. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Asbury Park Boardwalk (in Asbury Park) and Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove). There's lots more to do: walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, get to know the fascinating history of 42nd Street, head off the coast to Roosevelt Island, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Spectacle Island and The First Church of Christ, Scientist. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to George's Island, see the interesting displays at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, get engrossed in the history at Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, and steep yourself in history at Park Street Church.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston route planner.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Syracuse.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 2 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Webster Pond, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, then do a tasting at Anyela's Vineyards, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Willard Chapel, and finally hike along Charlie Major Nature Trail. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at E.M. Mills Rose Garden, see the interesting displays at Onondaga Historical Association, then stroll through Beaver Lake Nature Center, and finally head outdoors with Syracuse Chiefs.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip planner.

Getting from Boston to Syracuse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Syracuse, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and finally examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mellon Green, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Aviary, then explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, and finally visit Strip District.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh visit app.

You can fly from Syracuse to Pittsburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, explore the activities along Chicago River, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Museum of Ice Cream. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Healdsburg (MacRostie Estate House, Healdsburg Plaza, &more), Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton) and Ace It Bike Tours (in Windsor). There's lots more to do: stroll around Crissy Field, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Angel Island State Park.

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

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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.