35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12 h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and The Gregangelo Museum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning app.

Getting from Chicago to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, engage your brain at California Science Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Step out of San Diego to go to Alpine and see Lions, Tigers & Bears, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, have fun and explore at The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids, and then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then cool off at Splashtown.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip website.

Fly from San Diego to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to San Antonio is 2 hours. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much hotter days in San Antonio, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Austin itinerary planning app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at Cabildo, then examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Austin to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in July, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Magic Kingdom Park and Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Orlando travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, then partake in some friendly competition at The Escape Game Atlanta, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Atlanta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Orlando to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Atlanta, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Escape Game Atlanta ©
The Escape Game Atlanta

4
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring in Sandy Spring, approximately Sandy Spring away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

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

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring ©
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, go for a walk through The High Line, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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