17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chicago
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oakville
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Birmingham

3
days
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 some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip app .

Birmingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in May, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

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Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online attractions planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

few
hours
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip builder .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Niagara Falls in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Cloud Gate ©
Cloud Gate

2
days
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 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, take a memorable tour with Gondola Rides at the Venetian, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and finally enjoy some diversion at A Wee Kirk o'the Heather.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. The adventure continues: take a stroll through SoMa, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in San Francisco at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oakville.

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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SoMa ©
SoMa

2
days
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Oakville tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Oakville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Oakville is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Wine Tours & Tastings, Inglenook, Schramsberg Vineyards
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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