18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cork
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  19​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Seattle
— 1 day
+4
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train:  19​h
End: Cork

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planner.

Cork, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Cork in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, then examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, then shop like a local with The Strip, then browse the different shops at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally listen to music at Bellagio Fountains. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. On the 2nd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, trek along Rim Trail, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Getty Center Publications and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Exploratorium and Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Attractions like Ghirardelli Square and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, take a stroll through North Beach, and look for gifts at Union Square.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by The Elliott Bay Book Company, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then pause for some photo ops at Space Needle, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip generator.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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