17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through SoHo, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, then look for gifts at Kalustyan's, and finally wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planning site .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Memorial as well as White House. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at White House, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planning website .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
White House ©
White House

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Fort Mohave and see Willow Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then stop by Williams-Sonoma, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take in the views from Navajo Bridge, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation builder .

Do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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.
The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or The Grove. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Montana Avenue). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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