21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  25​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Thomas Church. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Ocean Grove Beach in Ocean Grove--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Times Square, browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to New York City is minus 13 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ocean Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trail Ridge Road and Many Parks Curve Overlook. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Denver Botanic Gardens and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake), Rocky Mountain National Park (Sheep Lakes & East Inlet Trail) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's more to do: play a few rounds at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from New York City to Denver in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Beach at Grand Lake, Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in the history at Old Adobe Mission, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Phoenix Art Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lake Pleasant Regional Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Phoenix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Phoenix to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Adobe Mission, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Lake Pleasant Regional Park ©
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Willow Beach and Wynn Las Vegas. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Helicopter Tours in Boulder City--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online tour planner .

You can take a bus from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Angelino Heights Historic Area. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve & Carpinteria State Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Royal Palms State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©