15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 46°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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 10th (Wed): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then walk around Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago route builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
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 18th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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