17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
End: New York City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Titanic and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Fort Mohave to see Willow Beach about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in a show at Hopi House, then shop like a local with Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 31°C and 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

Parks Nature Shopping
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. 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 traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Palm Springs: highs are around 49°C and lows about 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club
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Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club ©
Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Point Loma and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll through La Jolla Shores Park, take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Palm Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in August, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sam's Point Preserve and Callie's Candy Kitchen. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Stroudsburg, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Sam's Point Preserve, Callie's Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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