18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll through Millennium Park, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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