17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + bus:  25​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
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
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City road trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Chandigarh to New York City. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up 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 ©

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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, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation app .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough 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

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): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings 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): enjoy the sand and surf at Nicholas Canyon Beach, then explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning site .

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Nicholas Canyon Beach
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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nights
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Flight and Washington State History Museum. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Museum of Glass in Tacoma, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for 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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