17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New York JFK
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Beverly Hills
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then stop by Central Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Austin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Austin are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 20th (Sat), get great views at Lipan Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: trek along North Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, see a show at Casino at the MGM Grand, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Beverly Hills

— 2 nights
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. On the 25th (Thu), look for gifts at Bergamot Station, take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Mulholland Drive, see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Flying, and finally don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Beverly Hills journey planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Beverly Hills in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for much colder days in Beverly Hills, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

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 27th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Desert Garden, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Beverly Hills. While traveling from Beverly Hills, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.