18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Budapest
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Budapest

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.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation builder.

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to New York City. Traveling from Budapest in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The White House. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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.
You've now added Helicopter Tours to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

5
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum for their historical value. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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