15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Munich

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Gateway National Recreation. 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ellis Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder site .

Munich, Germany to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Munich to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Phoenix takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Phoenix hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 34°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 12th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Phoenix in August, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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 14th (Tue), try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas attractions website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour website .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Watts Towers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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