20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Larnaca
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Larnaca

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.
Visiting East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hamilton Grange National Memorial will get you outdoors. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Hook Mountain State Park in Valley Cottage, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder app .

Larnaca, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Larnaca to New York City is minus 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Larnaca in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks 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
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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 9th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

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 Nostalgia Street Rods. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
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.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the striking landscape of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler 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) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Nature Parks
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

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

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