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:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
foot + Fly:  41​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

5
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, go for a walk through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City journey planner .

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning app .

Getting from New York City to Las Vegas by car takes about 41 hours. Other options: take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 5th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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