17 days in United States & New Jersey Itinerary

17 days in United States & New Jersey Itinerary

Make it your trip
New York City
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Las Vegas
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 3 nights


New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Bronx Zoo. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Istanbul to New York City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wildwood.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Wildwood — 2 nights

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): head outdoors with EcoVentures, enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach, and then make a splash at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wildwood journey planner.

You can drive from New York City to Wildwood in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Wildwood when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Orlando.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Orlando — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Fri) at Discovery Cove. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orlando road trip planning app.

Fly from Wildwood to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Wildwood in August, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
Theme Parks · Nightlife · Parks

Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 14th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Orlando to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas. When traveling from Orlando in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Jersey travel guide

Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.