38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 29 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver day trip site .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Denver to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

29
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more), Old Mission Santa Barbara (in Santa Barbara) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Malibu, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Old Mission Santa Barbara
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then don't miss a visit to Water Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: partake in some friendly competition at Quest Shark Adventures and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Houston in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Houston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Quest Shark Adventures ©
Quest Shark Adventures

2
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West holiday planning app .

Fly from Houston to Key West in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Key West due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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