17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
5
New York City
— 4 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online journey planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and make a trip to The Strip.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 15th (Thu), examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, thenidentify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Georgetown University are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Washington DC by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Visit Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Great River to see Bayard Cutting Arboretum about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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