18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Cairo

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Alcatraz Island and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see San Gregorio State Beach in San Gregorio, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, get curious at Exploratorium, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Cairo, Egypt to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Cairo to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach, and contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Head to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 2nd (Wed), take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Chicago at 0°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Central Park, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. In January, New York City is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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