17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
London

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks
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Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Tue), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of SoMa, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Childrens Museums Museums
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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San Simeon

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.
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and then explore the historical opulence of Friends of Hearst Castle.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon road trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Museums
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1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey holiday app .

Getting from San Simeon to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Monterey, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Point Lobos State Reserve
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Biological Laboratories ©
Pacific Biological Laboratories
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hoover Dam, explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Monterey, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from 360 CHICAGO. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 25th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then do a tasting at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, plan for little chillier nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard ©
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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