21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Forks
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America. Venture out of the city with trips to Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach), Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Beach, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning app .

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lido Beach, Bronx Zoo, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Point Lookout Beach, Cupsogue Beach County 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

1
day
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 23rd (Fri): stroll through National Zoological Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

1
night
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 24th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

few
hours
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.
For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
day
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stop by Native to Twilight, examine the collection at John's Beachcombing Museum, then examine the collection at Forks Timber Museum, and finally stroll through First Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Forks trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Forks takes 4 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Forks to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Forks

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

First Beach
Highlights from your plan
First Beach ©
First Beach
John's Beachcombing Museum ©
John's Beachcombing Museum
Forks Timber Museum ©
Forks Timber Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Forks to San Francisco with the Route module. Traveling from Forks in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Hammer Museum. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Craft & Folk Art Museumfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & The Disney Gallery) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Third Street Promenade, & more). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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