22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning app .

Cardiff, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Cardiff, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary maker .

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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