21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

4
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Step out of the city life by going to Hermann Park and Water Wall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Space Center Houston and Haak Vineyards & Winery Inc. When in Houston, make a side trip to see Monument Hill State Park in La Grange, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Houston Zoo, explore the galleries of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary site

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Houston. Traveling from London in January, expect Houston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Site, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield (Ghost Town). On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary planner

You can fly from Houston to Phoenix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in January, expect nights in Phoenix to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Goldfield Ghost Town, Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner

You can fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas. Traveling from Phoenix in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Asian Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Twin Peaks and Safari West. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route builder

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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