18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
London

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City holiday planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
On the 14th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Niagara.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Fort Niagara
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Old Fort Niagara
Old Fort Niagara

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip generator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in June: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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 19th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then take in breathtaking views at Hoover Dam Bypass. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planner.

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
days
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 21st (Thu), stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally trek along Wawona Meadow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip generator.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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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 28th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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