19 days in Continental USA Itinerary

19 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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19 days in Continental USA Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Williamsburg
— 1 night
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

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Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and stroll through National Zoological Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday tool .

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, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

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Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The White House ©
The White House

1
day
Williamsburg

Williamsburg
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip site .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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Theme Parks
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

3
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Williamsburg to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Williamsburg to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In July, Chicago is a bit cooler than Williamsburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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.
On the 14th (Sat), browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online travel route builder .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

3
days
San Francisco

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, get curious at Exploratorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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