19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then stroll around Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Niagara Falls, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

2
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.
On the 7th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally make a trip to Arcadian Books.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
day
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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 12th (Wed), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary builder website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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