19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bay Head Beach and Long Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Allaire State Park and St. Catharine Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Twin Lights Historic Site (in Highlands), Hot Sand (in Asbury Park) and Sandy Hook Lighthouse (in Middletown). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manasquan Beach, examine the collection at The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, and work some fitness into your day at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Princeton, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Bay Head Beach, Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Manasquan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Allaire State Park ©
Allaire State Park
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Live Laugh Love Art and Oregon Historical Society. Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Mount Angel Abbey will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cape Lookout State Park (in Tillamook), Salmon River Trail (in Welches) and Jonsrud Viewpoint (in Sandy). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, and snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip website .

Fly from New York City to Portland in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Portland. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Portland, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Mt. Hood National Forest, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Cape Lookout State Park, Salmon River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Point Vicente Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at The Wedge and California Citrus State Historic Park. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Laguna Beach (1,000 Steps Beach & Victoria Beach), Riverside (Riverside National Cemetery & March Field Air Museum) and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Fort McArthur Military Museum, and admire the striking features of Watts Towers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Portland in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riverside, Laguna Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Automobile Driving Museum, The Wedge
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge as well as Alcatraz Island. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, see the interesting displays at Canepa Motorsports Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Shark Fin Cove, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Montara Point Lighthouse. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Rodin Sculpture Garden, then see the interesting displays at Anderson Collection at Stanford University, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis, and finally trek along Sunnyvale Bay Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey planning app .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stanford, Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Shark Fin Cove, Sunnyvale Bay Trail, Canepa Motorsports Museum
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Montara Point Lighthouse ©
Montara Point Lighthouse

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