18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Budapest

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.
Visiting Oak Canyon Nature Center and Santa Monica Mountains will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route maker .

Budapest, Hungary to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Budapest to Los Angeles. Traveling from Budapest in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Desert Botanical Garden and Old Town Scottsdale. Musical Instrument Museum and Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planning website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Balloon Rides
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 25th (Tue), stroll through Bergen Peak and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Crown Hill Park, get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Phoenix to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get cooler in Denver: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bergen Peak, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Take a break from the city and head to Lincoln Park Zoo and Chicago Lakefront. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Deer Grove Forest Preserve (in Palatine) and Prairie Wolf Slough (in Highland Park). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile and stroll through Milton Lee Olive Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chicago vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Denver to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Prairie Wolf Slough, Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYCfor some retail therapy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: catch all the local highlights with Narwhal Yacht Charters, explore and take pictures at Central Park, stop by Kee's Chocolates, and tour the pleasant surroundings at East River Waterfront Esplanade.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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