23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
We've included these beaches for you: El Pescador State Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Wellington to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wellington in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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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 19th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder.

Fly from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Liberty Vineyards Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Cave of the Winds and 21 Brix Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Burt (Black Willow Winery & Schulze Vineyards & Winery), Willow Creek Winery (in Silver Creek) and Times Beach Preserve (in Buffalo). There's still lots to do: stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls day trip tool.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Niagara Falls in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica ©
21 Brix Winery ©
21 Brix Winery

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Bay Head Beach. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Niagara Falls in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Capitol Hill, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online holiday maker.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

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 Golden Gate Bridge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Moshin Vineyards in Healdsburg (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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