18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6 h
4
Sparks
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Orlando, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip maker app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, stroll around The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read New York City online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: highs in New York City hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

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

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Chicago, with lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sparks.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

1
night
Sparks

Sparks ©
Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Par Rah Park, get engrossed in the history at Sparks Heritage Museum, and then get outside with Scheels.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sparks journey planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Sparks. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Sparks due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sparks, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sparks

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Scheels ©
Scheels
Par Rah Park ©
Par Rah Park
Sparks Heritage Museum ©
Sparks Heritage Museum

3
nights
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco online road trip planner .

Getting from Sparks to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Sparks in March, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Las Vegas hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online road trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans is 2 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 61°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, then find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Orlando online holiday planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in March: highs in Orlando hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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