21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Boston
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

4
days
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.
Marginal Way Walkway and Museum of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Ogunquit Beach and Race Point Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Provincetown Public Library (in Provincetown) and Newport (Cliff Walk, The Elms, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through North End.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation builder.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Boston due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Boston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport, Ogunquit, Provincetown
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Beach
Cliff Walk
Marginal Way Walkway

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Boston in December since evenings lows in New York City dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial

few
hours
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Royal Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District
Royal Street
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Monica Beach and Hermosa Beach Pier. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Manhattan Beach to see Manhattan Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and immerse yourself in nature at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 23°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier
Getty Center The Publications

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Tomales Bay State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: V. Sattui (in St. Helena), Porter Creek Vineyards (in Healdsburg) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Porter Creek Vineyards, Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, V. Sattui, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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