17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  10​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pocono Environmental Education Center and Food Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bushkill Falls in Bushkill, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, go for a walk through Central Park, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker.

Glasgow, UK to New York City is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Glasgow to New York City. Traveling from Glasgow in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pocono Environmental Education Center, Bushkill Falls
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area and then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Anchorage vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Anchorage in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City to Anchorage, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Anchorage to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Anchorage to Los Angeles, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Anchorage in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 35°C and lows at 22°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Valley of Fire State Park about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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