18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly + Bus:  16​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Cambridge
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
4
Boston
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sofia

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Flatiron Building, Chinatown, Broadway, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Get in touch with nature at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Teatown Lake Reservation. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Sandy Hook to see Gunnison Beach about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City route planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to New York City is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sofia in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunnison Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Boston

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.
On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to Louisburg Square, then kick back and relax at Nahant Beach, then wander the streets of North End, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Boston, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Nahant Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nahant Beach ©
Nahant Beach
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
North End ©
North End

1
day
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Best known as the location of two internationally renowned universities, Cambridge sits just across the Charles River from Boston.
On the 30th (Thu), wander the streets of Porter Square, then stroll through Fresh Pond Reservation, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge online trip itinerary builder .

Cambridge is just a stone's throw from Boston. In August in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Cambridge

Outdoors Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fresh Pond Reservation ©
Fresh Pond Reservation
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Porter Square ©
Porter Square

1
night
Boston

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Good Harbor Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Boston vacation site .

Boston is just a stone's throw from Cambridge. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Gloucester
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach

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 31st (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

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 moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and Santa Monica Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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