18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gaborone
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Gaborone

4
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, look for gifts at Astor Wines & Spirits, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Gaborone, Botswana to New York City is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Gaborone to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Gaborone in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park ©
Central Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum and then stop by Bergamot Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip site .

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. While traveling from New York City, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Bergamot Station
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Grove ©
The Grove

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.
On the 25th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Rick's Restorations, browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, browse the different shops at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and finally stop by Barneys New York.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Green Apple Books. Attractions like Ghirardelli Square and Exploratorium make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll around Civic Center, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 31st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Place, then explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by combination of subway and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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