17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
3
Miami
— 1 night
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
5
Chicago
— 1 night
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
10
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights

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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 17th (Mon): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then stroll through Central Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City vacation builder.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Top of the Rock ©
Top of the Rock

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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 19th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, thensee the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC visit planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

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
White House ©
White House

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, thenexamine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miami, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, thenexamine the collection at Backstreet Cultural Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Orleans online attractions planner.

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Miami in August, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenwalk around Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planning app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Chicago, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thenadmire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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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 24th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey maker app.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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 25th (Tue): stroll through Alcatraz Island, thenstop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentrek along Panorama Trail, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, thenmake a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Niagara Falls to Buffalo to see Canalside about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and take a memorable tour with Maid of the Mist.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online journey builder.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to Niagara Falls in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Niagara Falls is 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Niagara Falls is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buffalo, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist

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