17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and stroll through The High Line.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planning website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around New Orleans City Park, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip tool.

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio vacation planning app.

Fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in San Antonio are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Antonio

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Museums

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, walk around Beverly Gardens Park, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.