24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Edinburgh

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Change things up with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planner.

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in New York City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
days
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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Washington DC

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the streets of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
Garden District
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

2
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in March: highs in Las Vegas hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Sightseeing Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
The Mob Museum

4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Get some cultural insight at Hermit's Rest and Kolb Studio. The adventure continues: stroll through Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

3
days
Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Popular historic sites such as Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Bodie State Historic Park are in your itinerary. Visiting Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hike along Wawona Meadow.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip generator.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
El Capitan

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Twin Peaks and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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