15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at New York Public Library and then make a trip to Times Square.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in New York City reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte. Walker Sisters' Cabin and Titanic Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary planner

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Titanic Museum
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip tool

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In September, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Popular historic sites such as Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at China Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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