17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip website .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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