26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Chicago
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
St. Augustine
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
8
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
13
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
14
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: London

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planner.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then take a stroll through The Strip.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Helicopter Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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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 25th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): snap pictures at Coronado Bridge and then have fun at Balboa Park.

Plan a San Diego trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Coronado Bridge ©
Coronado Bridge

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to St. George Street, examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to St. Augustine by combination of flight and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in May; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Flagler College ©
Flagler College

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Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

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

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Islamorada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from St. Augustine in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Islamorada, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon online vacation planner .

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Dry Tortugas National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Key West holiday tool .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Key West, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then don't miss a visit to Marco Island Center for the Arts, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island trip planner .

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Key West in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Marco Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Pond Apple Park, then look for gifts at Adventures In Paradise Outfitters, and then identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, stroll through Bowman's Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Isabel Catholic Church.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Marco Island to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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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, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sanibel Island to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, New York City is slightly colder than Sanibel Island - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boston, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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