24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Istanbul
Fly:  14​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Istanbul

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and William Floyd Estate are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton Beach (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner

Istanbul, Turkey to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Istanbul to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn Bridge, William Floyd Estate, Cupsogue Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Visiting Moonlight Beach and Mission Beach Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker website

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. In July, San Diego is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonlight Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Watts Towers, kick back and relax at Hermosa Beach Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing app

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Popular historic sites such as Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kailua Beach Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip planning tool

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Twin Peaks. Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip website

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass, then trek along Mouse's Tank, and then admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning tool

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than San Francisco - with highs of 46°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Overton
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago sightseeing planner

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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