15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Calgary
Fly + bus:  9​h
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Calgary

4
days
New York City

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: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday app .

Calgary, Canada to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in May, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
days
Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at The White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC visit planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

3
days
San Francisco

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: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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