20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 6 nights
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

6
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.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Hook Mountain State Park in Valley Cottage--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City itinerary tool.

Larnaca, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Larnaca in May, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Hook Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online journey planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take a stroll through The Strip, and see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take a tour of USS Pampanito.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Topanga State Park and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, trek along Temescal Gateway Park, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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