19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

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

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.
Attractions like Central Park and Ellis Island make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip website .

Birmingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Boston dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC visit website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo. The adventure continues: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

3
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder website .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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