49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 14 nights
Drive:  43​h
5
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  28​h
7
Houston
— 1 night
End: Houston

10
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Space Center Houston and Messina Hof Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary and Big Thicket National Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington), St Francis Wolf Sanctuary (in Montgomery) and Huntsville (Texas Prison Museum & Huntsville State Park). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary, examine the collection at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, get engrossed in the history at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beaumont, High Island, Port Arthur, College Station, Huntsville
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Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary ©
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Willow Beach and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Spend the 22nd (Mon) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning app .

You can fly from Houston to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 16°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Willow Beach
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Bodega Dunes. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Bodega Bay (Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail & Bodega Head). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco visit planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

14
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 Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Vindemia Estate Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Oceanside (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Oceanside Pier), San Clemente Coastal Trail (in San Clemente) and San Juan Capistrano (Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano & Mission San Juan Capistrano). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Tehachapi Mountain Park, and wander the streets of Old Town Temecula.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Temecula, Carpinteria, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

8
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Antietam National Battlefield. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Cambridge (Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge & Neild Museum and Herb Garden) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at International Spy Museum, take a stroll through Fell's Point, and steep yourself in history at Old Town.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to Washington DC by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Baltimore, Cambridge, Tomb of the Unknowns, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ponquogue Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. Discover out-of-the-way places like Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Ocean Grove Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (in Shirley), Upper Delaware River (in Narrowsburg) and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve (in Milford). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, grab your bike and head to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, kick back and relax at Shinnecock East County Park, and identify plant and animal life at Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Southampton, Fire Island National Seashore, Ocean Grove Beach, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Quogue Wildlife Refuge ©
Quogue Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Memorial Park, don't miss a visit to Water Wall, then steep yourself in history at George Ranch Historical Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Houston road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Houston in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

George Ranch Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
George Ranch Historical Park ©
George Ranch Historical Park

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