22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London


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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.
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

Discover how to plan a Washington DC trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planning website .

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 20th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Chicago in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 21st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen itinerary planner .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 19°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Aspen to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Aspen in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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