17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
New York City
— 2 nights
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are much warmer (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oceanside Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

2
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some cultural insight at The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Speed Boats Tours
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Walters Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Fell's Point & Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, get advice or help at Library of Congress, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baltimore, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Old Town, Manassas National Battlefield Park, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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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.
Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and California State Railroad Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Crocker Art Museum (in Sacramento). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and hike along Lands End.

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You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island