26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
5
New York City
— 5 nights
6
Chicago
— 3 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Garden District and Royal Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, and stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans Museum of Art ©
New Orleans Museum of Art

3
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.
Do your shopping at Madame Tussauds DC and Eastern Market. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Washington DC by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Washington DC hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Designs by Kamnifor some retail therapy. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, hit all the best shops with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: highs in New York City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Appreciate the collections at Field Museum and Chicago Cultural Center. Change things up with a short trip to Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. in DeKalb (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip builder.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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