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
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Exploratorium and then kick back and relax at China Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 17th (Mon), wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then make a trip to Millennium Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chicago tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 78°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Chicago

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Miami day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Miami in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Miami at 90°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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