17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

5
days
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: stroll through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

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

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in San Francisco at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 38 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at The Venetian, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

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