17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  11​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Ellis Island. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Seaport District NYC are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City journey maker app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then get engrossed in the history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then walk around La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the San Diego travel route planning app .

You can fly from Chicago to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Diego. Traveling from Chicago in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get a taste of the local shopping with Barnsdall Art Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and Baker Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Steps. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, kick back and relax at China Beach, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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