16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
On the 16th (Mon), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ocean Grove Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Belmar Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City tour planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean Grove Beach, Belmar Beach, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach

1
night
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 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Foster Avenue Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ohio Street Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ohio Street Beach ©
Ohio Street Beach
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Las Vegas Downtown. Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 46°C and lows about 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 23rd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, and then contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel route planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Exploratorium. Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Francisco, with lows of 16°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, San Gregorio State Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Bodega Head, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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