22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
End: New York City

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts and Freedom Trail. You'll explore and learn at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and The House of the Seven Gables. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Salem to see Peabody Essex Museum about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, wander the streets of Newbury Street, explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boston online trip builder .

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boston, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salem, Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Book Store
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and Garden District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Royal Street, stop by Faulkner House Books, shop like a local with Frenchmen Street, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

4
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma. Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego road trip tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, go for a walk through Central Park, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City holiday builder .

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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