36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + tram:  11​h 30​min
Miami
— 5 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
London

5
days
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. We've included these beaches for you: Haulover Beach Park and South Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park), Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Beach & Fort Lauderdale Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Matheson Hammock Park, wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and browse the different shops at Shops at Merrick Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami vacation trip planner.

London, UK to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Miami is minus 5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Miami reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Haulover Beach Park
Lincoln Road
South Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): wander the streets of Garden District, then stop by Louisiana Music Factory, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally look for gifts at Faulkner House Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): shop like a local with Royal Street, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally get some jogging in at Woldenberg Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. When traveling from Miami in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
Garden District
Royal Street

6
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Zuma Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Guitar Centerfor plenty of shopping. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Surfrider Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and stop by Bergamot Station.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip generator.

Fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach

4
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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. And it doesn't end there: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Shopping Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

4
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll get in some beach time at Silver Beach County Park and Grand Mere State Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Chicago at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Silver Beach County Park, Grand Mere State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park
The Magnificent Mile
Grand Mere State Park

5
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore) and Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at The White House, meet the residents at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, and appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC tour planner.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Breezy Point Beach and Campground, Stony Man Mountain Hike, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Breezy Point Beach and Campground
Eastern Market
Stony Man Mountain Hike

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Kalustyan's. Visit Ponquogue Beach and Belmar Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip builder.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Belmar Beach, Ponquogue Beach, Long Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach
Fifth Avenue
Times Square

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