16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Singapore

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 23rd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego tour planning website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Shopping
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 26th (Sun), get lost in a book at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online travel planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum
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Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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.
You've now added Las Vegas North Premium Outlets to your itinerary. Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online travel route planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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 30th (Thu), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, and then contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Georgetown University.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In May, Washington DC is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Georgetown University ©
Georgetown University

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and look for gifts at The Strand Bookstore.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Teatown Lake Reservation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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