18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip maker.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Detroit.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Detroit — 2 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Frankenmuth (Frankenmuth Cheese Haus & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, explore the galleries of Motown Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit online tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, Detroit is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors
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New Orleans — 2 nights

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 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Woldenberg Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, stop by Faulkner House Books, then make a trip to Jackson Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans tour website.

You can fly from Detroit to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Houston — 2 nights

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cockrell Butterfly Center, have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston, and then stroll through Hermann Park.

Start your trip to Houston by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in July, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 14th (Sun), cruise along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then stroll through McGurk Meadow, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On your second day here, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then stroll through Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and finally hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.