8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online travel planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Reykjavik to New York City. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, expect New York City to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning site .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Union Square, wander the streets of SoMa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle trip maker .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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