19 days in United States & Papeete Itinerary

19 days in United States & Papeete Itinerary

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19 days in United States & Papeete Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Milan, Italy


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2
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and SoHo. Visit 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters for their historical value. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

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Brooklyn
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Washington DC, United States

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.
To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning website .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

2
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lincoln Park, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally admire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, Chicago is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Baha'i House of Worship, Cantigny Park, Indiana Dunes State Park
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Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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night
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, and finally get great views at Shoshone Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, take some stellar pictures from Trailview Overlook, get great views at The Abyss, then get great views at Mohave Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

2
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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, then examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Presidio of San Francisco.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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night
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at The Broad, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Americana at Brand
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The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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nights
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and James Norman Hall Home. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art and Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Papeete: Taharuu Beach (in Papara), Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Taravao (The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, Bain de Vaima, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Punaauia Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Fautaua, and get outside with Vallee de la Papenoo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Papeete trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Papeete in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Papeete, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahiti, Arue, Taravao, Punaauia, Taharuu Beach
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The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie ©
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie

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