36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Helsinki


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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and The Met Cloisters. Explore hidden gems such as Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Hyde Park to see Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Helsinki, Finland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Helsinki to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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5
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.
Let the collections at Gettysburg Museum of History and Jennie Wade House capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Baltimore (Fell's Point & Fort McHenry National Monument). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Baltimore, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Everglades National Park and Hollywood Beach. Wynwood Walls and Lock & Load Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead), Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park) and Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Beach & Fort Lauderdale Beach). There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, identify plant and animal life at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miami, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Art Deco Historic District, Anhinga Trail, Hollywood Beach, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
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Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: walk around Mount Bonnell, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Austin road trip planning website .

You can fly from Miami to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Austin is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Miami, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Jolla Shores Park and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Get outdoors at Point Loma and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Torrey Pines Gliderport, see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and stroll through Coronado Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego tour builder app .

Fly from Austin to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in August, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coronado, South Carlsbad State Beach
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano to see Mission San Juan Capistrano about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica State Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

8
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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