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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​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: stroll through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can 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

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and stroll through National Zoological Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors
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

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 9th (Mon): stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at The Venetian, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 46°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are colder (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Fun & Games Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race
Fantastic Race
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Dodger Stadium ©
Dodger Stadium

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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