18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Times Square, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, stroll around Central Park, and see the top attractions with Tribeca Sailing.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Athens, Greece to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Fri), take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, stroll around Millennium Park, thenexplore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, thenget a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip builder site.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Chicago, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Africa and Beyond. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at Annenberg Community Beach House and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Montana Avenue, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, view the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles route planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and take a stroll around Chinese Culture Center.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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