17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Willow Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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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 (Sat), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Palm Springs

Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tee off at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club and then explore the fascinating landscape at Palm Canyon.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 49°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

4
nights
San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and La Jolla Shores Park. Get outdoors at Point Loma and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Step out of San Diego to go to Oceanside and see Oceanside Pier, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and shop like a local with Seaport Village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip site.

Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
nights
New York City

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.
Visiting Sam's Point Preserve and Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Change things up with a short trip to Callie's Candy Kitchen in Mountainhome (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary site.

You can fly from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to New York City is 3 hours. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.