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
Drive:  41​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
3
San Diego
— 1 night
4
Los Angeles
— 6 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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, examine the collection at New York Public Library, stop by Tiffany & Co., and make a trip to Central Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
On the 28th (Fri), 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 see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from New York City to Las Vegas in 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from New York City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then steep yourself in history at Marston House Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary maker site .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

6
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.
Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Bergamot Station. Let the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (The Disney Gallery, Anaheim Plaza, & more) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, browse the different shops at Westfield Topanga, and get a taste of the local shopping with Civic Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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