28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

4
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: walk around Central Park, make a trip to Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City road 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. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel 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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip maker .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) 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

4
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
When in Miami, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Key Largo, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Miami sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Walking tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

2
nights
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 26th (Sun), stop by Faulkner House Books, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around New Orleans City Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route builder app .

Fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Miami, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect much colder with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

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

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Mammoth Mountain and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes day trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route builder website .

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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