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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Visiting Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and Donaldson Farms will get you outdoors. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to High Point Cross Country Ski Center in Sussex, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planning tool .

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 flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Shopping Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Donaldson Farms
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Do some cultural sightseeing at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery and Arlington National Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Elkwallow Picnic Area and Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area (in Fort Valley), Strasburg Emporium Antiques (in Strasburg) and Wine Loves Chocolate (in Washington). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Emily’s Produce, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Washington, Emily’s Produce, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Elkwallow Picnic Area, Strasburg Emporium Antiques
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Elkwallow Picnic Area ©
Elkwallow Picnic Area

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Running Horse Ranch and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Camarillo and see Camarillo Premium Outlets, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at The Grove, explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Running Horse Ranch, Santa Monica Pier, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Castello di Amorosa and Alcatraz Island for their historical value. Head to Union Square and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Pescadero State Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Pescadero State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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