24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  3​h
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8​h
3
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Tampa, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City online sightseeing planner .

Hamburg, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hamburg to New York City. Traveling from Hamburg in April, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©

4
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Take a break from the city and head to Hermann Park and Water Wall. Venture out of the city with trips to Houston Premium Outlets (in Cypress) and Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc. (in Santa Fe). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Houston takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in May: high temperatures in Houston hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., Houston Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site ©
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc. ©
Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc.

2
nights
Tampa, Florida

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampa journey maker site .

Fly from Houston to Tampa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Tampa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Tampa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Siesta Beach, Saint Pete Beach, The Dali Museum
Highlights from your plan
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Tampa to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to Las Vegas. Traveling from Tampa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Las Vegas, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
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 14th (Mon), take in a show at Hopi House, get great views at Lookout Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Tours

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Flagstaff to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Marina District, then get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, then take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SoMa ©
SoMa

1
day
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 22nd (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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