25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
6
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
We've included these beaches for you: Craigville Beach and Goosewing Beach Preserve. Let the collections at Sandwich Glass Museum and Thames Glass capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Sandy Neck Beach (in Sandwich) and Parsons Reserve (in Dartmouth). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area and examine the collection at The Breakers.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Newport trip app .

Getting from New York City to Newport by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. January in Newport sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sandwich, Parsons Reserve, Craigville Beach, Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Long Point and Massabesic Audubon Center. Museum of Fine Arts and The Paul Revere House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Race Point Beach (in Provincetown) and North Hampton State Beach (in North Hampton). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Newbury Street, stop by Brookline Booksmith, engage your brain at Museum of Science, and explore the striking landscape of Boston African American National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston attractions website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Boston are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Provincetown, North Hampton State Beach, Massabesic Audubon Center, Brookline Booksmith
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Long Point ©
Long Point
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hollywood & Highland and Two Rodeo Drive. Family-friendly places like Oak Canyon Nature Center and Royal Palms State Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, and get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Los Angeles. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Boston in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
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Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Fort Funston National Park and Marin Headlands make great kid-friendly stops. We've included these beaches for you: Baker Beach and Ocean Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Mori Point (in Pacifica) and Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve (in Moss Beach). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, Mori Point
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): browse the collection at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Lincoln Memorial Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Marcum campground.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Springfield visit planning tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Springfield in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Springfield reach 37°F and lows reach 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Marcum campground, Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center
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Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

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