12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Arlington
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning website .

Berlin, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Berlin to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May journey planner .

Getting from New York City to Cape May by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape May County Park & Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cape May to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape May in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Arlington travel route planner .

Arlington is just a short distance from Washington DC. In June, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

1
night
Houston

Houston
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Houston planning website .

You can fly from Arlington to Houston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arlington to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Arlington in June, with highs in Houston at 39°C and lows at 28°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Fun & Games

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 25th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Dallas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip builder app .

You can fly from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Dallas sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

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.
On the 26th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Oracle Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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