25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Belfast
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Belfast

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Federal Hall are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: stroll through Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder.

Belfast, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to New York City. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Belfast - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Hoover Dam Bypass and Mouse's Tank. Change things up with a short trip to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Amargosa Valley (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Getting from New York City to Las Vegas by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from New York City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife Areas

Side Trips

Overton, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park
Bellagio Fountains

4
days
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park custom trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (34°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail

2
days
San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, and then contemplate the long history of Friends of Hearst Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and then stroll through Moonstone Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to San Simeon takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Simeon is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Wildlife Areas

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach
Friends of Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas

4
days
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Asilomar State Beach. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Partington Cove, McWay Falls, & more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pfeiffer State Beach

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Montara State Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Twin Peaks and Cable Cars. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and wander the streets of SoMa (South of Market Street).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montara State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf

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