18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  21​h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
5
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, and then stop by Politics & Prose Bookstore. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC route maker site .

Hyderabad, India to Washington DC is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In January, Washington DC is colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Centennial Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip website .

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 0°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Centennial Beach, Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, try your luck at The Venetian, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. When traveling from Chicago in January, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
night
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 18th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail and then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, take a stroll through Kalapana, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are much hotter (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Los Angeles. In January, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, wander the streets of Espanola Way, then stroll through South Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Miami day trip site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In January, Miami is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Chinatown, then pause for some serene contemplation at Times Square Church, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds New York. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Little Italy, steep yourself in history at United Nations Headquarters, then admire all the interesting features of Madison Square Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Thomas Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker app .

Getting from Miami to New York City by combination of tram, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Times Square Church ©
Times Square Church

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