18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Telluride
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bluff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

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

few
hours
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Denver vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Denver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Denver to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at New Sheridan Hotel, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and then take an in-depth tour of Telluride Historical Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Telluride attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Buena Vista to Telluride in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Telluride, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Telluride

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel
Telluride Historical Museum ©
Telluride Historical Museum

2
nights
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, then make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bluff trip planner .

Drive from Telluride to Bluff in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Telluride in July; daily highs in Bluff reach 38°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mexican Hat Rock Formation, Goosenecks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Mexican Hat Rock Formation ©
Mexican Hat Rock Formation

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff trip maker tool .

You can drive from Bluff to Flagstaff in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bluff in July; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 32°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and then make a trip to On The Edge Gallery. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then admire all the interesting features of Chase Field.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix online trip builder .

Fly from Flagstaff to Phoenix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, expect Phoenix to be much hotter, temps between 48°C and 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Chase Field ©
Chase Field

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from San Diego - Coronado Bridge and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego travel planner .

You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 23°C, while days are much colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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