17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Budapest

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online vacation planner .

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to New York City is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Budapest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour planning site .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
On the 25th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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