19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

3
days
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Fine Arts and Freedom Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Milton (Blue Hills Reservation & Blue Hills Trailside Museum) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Provincetown). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Louisburg Square and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston holiday planner.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Boston is minus 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Milton, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gateway National Recreation and 9/11 Memorial. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, make a trip to Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°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

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and National Archives Museum. Visit Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns for their historical value. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
days
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 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker app .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. In May, Chicago is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum
The Field Museum
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip website .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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