17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Chandigarh
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  25 h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  8 h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Subway + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Chandigarh

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island capture your imagination. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, go for a walk through Times Square, and stroll around Central Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Chandigarh, India to New York City is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight, train, and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to New York City is minus 10.5 hours. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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 ©
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 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by combination of flight and subway takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

2
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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 22nd (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Nicholas Canyon Beach
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Visit Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Flight and Pioneer Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Museum of Glass & Washington State History Museum). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tacoma
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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