15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly + Bus:  11​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Strand Bookstore. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Change things up with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Wall Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Edinburgh to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

1
night
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Mall at Millenia ©
The Mall at Millenia

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 8th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder.

You can fly from Orlando to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu custom trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 16th (Mon), take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago vacation builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

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

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