21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Must see
Central Park
4.8

2
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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 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Specialty Museum
National Air and Space Museum
4.6

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and shop like a local with Royal Street.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
French Quarter
4.1
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Military Museum
The National WWII Museum
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Garden District
4.7

3
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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels) and Natural Bridge Caverns (in San Antonio). And it doesn't end there: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Austin: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Government Building
Texas State Capitol
4.7

2
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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip site.

Getting from Austin to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Monument Valley is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Austin in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Monument Valley: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours
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Must see
Photography Tours
4.9

3
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and stop by Amoeba Music.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park
4.5
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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