17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orcera
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Knoxville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Bandera
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
End: Orcera

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary website .

Orcera, Spain to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Orcera, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 17th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, then take in the pleasant sights at Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley), and then make a trip to Market Square.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville visit planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Knoxville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Knoxville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bandera.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Market Square ©
Market Square
Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley) ©
Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley)

1
night
Bandera

Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. On the 20th (Wed), explore the activities along Medina River, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bandera trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Knoxville to Bandera. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Bandera can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Bandera

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Medina River ©
Medina River
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church ©
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 21st (Thu), trek along Dorothy Stewart Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, then shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Keshi.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bandera to Santa Fe. Traveling from Bandera to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Santa Fe is little chillier than Bandera - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens
Keshi ©
Keshi
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): grab your bike and head to Tramway Bike Path, explore the landscape on two wheels at Corrales Bosque, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in May, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

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You can fly from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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