46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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46 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 28 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: London

28
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.
Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville) and Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; 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. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing, Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Faulkner House Books, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally wander the streets of Garden District.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, get great views at Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Wed), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then don't miss a visit to Book Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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