29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dublin

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ocean Grove Beach and 8th Ave Jetty. Head to Shopping Girlfriend NYC and The Strand Bookstorefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido Beach (in Lido Beach), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cupsogue Beach County Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder tool .

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Point Lookout Beach, 8th Ave Jetty, Lido Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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.
Head to Amoeba Music and Santa Monica Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music

5
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Step out of San Diego to go to Alpine and see Lions, Tigers & Bears, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are much warmer, around 45°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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