53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Tampa
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London


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8
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip website .

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 difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Saint Alphonsus Church, Urban Axes Baltimore, & more), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and C. Burr Artz Public Library (in Frederick). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

Plan a Washington DC trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Old Rag Mountain Hike, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Gettysburg National Military Park, C. Burr Artz Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

6
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampa: Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, & more). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Axe Throwing Tampa, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial, and get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampa trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Tampa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get a bit warmer in Tampa: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Orlando
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Antonio, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then make a trip to Main Plaza.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner .

You can fly from Tampa to San Antonio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to San Antonio. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampa in August: highs in San Antonio hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Austin, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

8
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). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

11
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online holiday planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Sequim to see B&B Family Farm about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

B&B Family Farm, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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