22 days in Continental USA & Kalutara Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA & Kalutara Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA & Kalutara Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
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San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
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Chicago, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
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Kalutara, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: San Francisco, United States

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online vacation planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 14th (Wed), discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In October, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Chicago to be much hotter, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
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 20th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at White House, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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New York City, United States

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kalutara.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Kalutara ©
A popular beachside getaway just an hour south of Colombo, Kalutara is as recognizable for its enormous white Buddhist stupa as for its inviting white-sand beaches.
Asya Tours has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, explore the historical opulence of Richmond Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple, and look for gifts at Wedage Gems.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kalutara route planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Kalutara. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Kalutara. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit warmer in Kalutara: highs are around 88°F and lows about 77°F. On the 31st (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kalutara

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Asya Tours ©
Asya Tours
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya
Holy Cross Church Kalutara ©
Holy Cross Church Kalutara

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