20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Belfast
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
Belfast

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Grand central terminal, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online tour planner

Belfast, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October, New York City is somewhat warmer than Belfast - with highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

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
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Washington Monument and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC vacation planner

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House

4
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planner

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 16th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
days
Boston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boston road trip planner

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Boston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Boston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Boston is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

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