26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gateway National Recreation and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to New York City. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and South Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Deco Historic District and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Lincoln Road and browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

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Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South 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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 22nd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica Mountains and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, browse the different shops at The Grove, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Head to Union Square and City Lights Booksellers & Publishersfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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