15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vientiane
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Vientiane

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip site .

Vientiane, Laos to New York City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Vientiane in October, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at White House, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then take a stroll through The Strip.

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Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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 16th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

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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