18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Porto

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 inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and St. Paul's Chapel. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

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Porto, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Porto to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in July, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to National Zoological Park and Tidal Basin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. In August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 45°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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