12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Drive to Dalaman International Airport, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 1 day
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Seattle
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly
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Miami
— 1 night
Fly
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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New York City
Fly
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Boston
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Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Dalaman International Airport, Drive to Marmaris

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Juneau

— 1 day

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Inside Passage, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau online road trip planner.

Marmaris, Turkey to Juneau is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 12 hours. While traveling from Marmaris, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 11th (Wed), kick back and relax at Alki Beach, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Seattle Mystery Bookshop.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Juneau to Seattle by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Juneau to Seattle, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Juneau in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

San Francisco

— 1 night

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 11th (Wed): wander the streets of Union Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trips

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San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip maker.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and finally stop by Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Chicago is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Side Trip

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New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through Royal Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans vacation planning site.

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Chicago in August, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Miami, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Catholic Church.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Washington DC

— 1 night
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 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get a bit cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 19th (Thu), make a trip to 30th Street Station, then take a stroll through Boathouse Row, and then wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then look for gifts at FAO Schwarz, and finally wander the streets of Times Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

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Boston

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.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boston travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Boston, with lows of 21°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

United States travel guide

4.5
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
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.