21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
London

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

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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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

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Fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 30°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Lookout Studio and then get great views at Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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