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Have you been dreaming about a USA trip but don’t know where to start when it comes to planning? Then you’re in the right place.
We know just how hard it is to plan a trip to the USA, especially if you’ve never been before. We have visited the United States many times, including completed a 12-month USA road trip, and have now lived here for several years.
We learned so many things over the years about travelling in the USA that we wish we had known in the planning stage of our trips. Things like how to get around, how to save money, and what attractions not to miss.
We know first-hand that it can be overwhelming planning a trip to one of the largest countries in the world, and so to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes we did, we’re sharing our expert tips on how to plan a trip to USA below…
How many days are enough to visit USA?
Before you can get stuck into the planning stage, you need to ask yourself how much time you need to spend in the USA.
America is a huge country with incredible diversity, and with so many things to do and places to visit, so you’re going to need to make a list of those bucket list attractions before you can start planning a USA trip.
Knowing what attractions you want to see will help you narrow down how many days you need to spend.
If you want to see The White House, the Statue of Liberty, The Grand Canyon, Vegas and Death Valley – well, my friend, those attractions are scattered across the country and are not going to be easy to fit into one trip, unless you have a lot of time.
So we recommend you split a trip into the East Coast and West Coast, and either do each trip separately or allow yourself a lot of time.
If you do it this way, we recommend 2-3 weeks to explore either the East Coast or West Coast. If you want to see all the main attractions and then some, set aside at least 2-3 months.
We spent a whole year traveling around USA and we still haven’t seen everything. It’s really impossible to say how much time you should spend in America, as it depends on what you want to see and how much you want to see.
How do I plan a trip to USA?
After you’ve thought about how much time you have at your disposal and what attractions you want to see, it’s time to start the bulk of your…