8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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New York City
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights


New York City — 2 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

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London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Washington DC — 2 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.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Washington DC to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.