22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

4
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.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and East River Waterfront Esplanade will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Firenze Jewels. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, get a sense of history and politics at New York City Hall, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder website .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip app .

You can fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 101°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Rim Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get great views at Lipan Point, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

6
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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Third Street Promenade. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Montana Avenue) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Two Rodeo Drive, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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