16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly + bus:  16​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Recife

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Visit Jones Beach State Park and Ocean Grove Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and make a trip to Times Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City attractions planner .

Recife, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Recife to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Recife in September, New York City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocean Grove Beach, Jones Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then wander the streets of French Quarter, and finally wander the streets of Garden District.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans route maker site .

Getting from New York City to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at New York New York Casino, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. We've included these beaches for you: China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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