18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Paris

2
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.
On the 19th (Sat), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Times Square, and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey maker tool .

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

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

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nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, walk around Boston Common, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Boston travel tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then walk around Laurelhurst Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Portland using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Portland takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Portland is minus 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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 nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego route app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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