27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Atlantic City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 7th (Thu), try to win big at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, then try to win big at Borgata Casino, and then take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Emlen Physick Estate, and then try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Atlantic City trip app .

Getting from New York City to Atlantic City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Atlantic City, with lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May County Park & Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Atlantic City in February, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, wander the streets of Royal Street, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans route planning tool .

You can fly from Jacksonville to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jacksonville to New Orleans. While traveling from Jacksonville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then don't miss a visit to Water Wall.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Houston road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 16th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, then look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and finally explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Houston to Monument Valley takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Monument Valley. Traveling from Houston in February, things will get cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

2
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.
On the 17th (Sun), look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, get great views at Yaki Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Mather Point.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in February, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

4
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February: highs in Las Vegas hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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