29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Popular historic sites such as Gateway National Recreation and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Ellis Island, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City travel 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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Ponquogue Beach
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 ©

6
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Go for a jaunt from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Pigeon Forge to see Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. Do your shopping at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Shops At Crystals. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, browse the different shops at Town Square Las Vegas, look for gifts at Rick's Restorations, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder site .

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Studio City Farmers Market. The Getty Center and Watts Towers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Zuma Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Limantour Beach. Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Isabel.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online journey maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Point Isabel, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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