11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Tram:  5​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, browse the different shops at Lincoln Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, identify plant and animal life at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip planner.

New York City to Miami is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus, flight, and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Miami reach 90°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades Alligator Farm, Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip maker .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (93°F), and nights are slightly colder (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Sat), wander the streets of Union Square, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Union Square ©
Union Square
USS Pampanito ©
USS Pampanito

1
night
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 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stop by Hollywood & Highland, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then make a trip to Third Street Promenade, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 85°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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 18th (Tue): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago journey planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Chicago in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Chicago reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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