24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  13​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Vienna

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Met Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Brooklyn Heights Promenade and 9/11 Memorial. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Senator John Heinz History Center and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Washington and PNC Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Fort Pitt Museum, admire the masterpieces at Andy Warhol Museum, and steep yourself in history at USS Requin.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Pittsburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Pittsburgh, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Carnegie Museum of Natural History ©
Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Motown Museum and The Henry Ford. Detroit Cultural Center Historic District and The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (in Farmington) and Maybury State Park (in Northville). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, don't miss a visit to Fisher Building, shop like a local with Eastern Market, and get lost in a book at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip planner .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Detroit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Maybury State Park, The Henry Ford, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chicago Riverwalk and Millennium Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lakefront Trail and Volo Auto Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville), Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and view the masterpieces at L. H. Selman Ltd.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cantigny Park, Volo Auto Museum, Baha'i House of Worship, Riverwalk Lot
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at Church History Museum, and finally get curious at Clark Planetarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planning website .

You can fly from Chicago to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum
Pioneer Memorial Museum ©
Pioneer Memorial Museum

3
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shelby American Inc and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Change things up with a short trip to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip app .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

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.
The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Petersen Automotive Museum and Autry Museum of the American West will appeal to museum buffs. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Presidio of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Marin Headlands and Twin Peaks. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lands End, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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