27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Belfast
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
Belfast

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at China Beach and Baker Beach. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation builder.

Belfast, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Belfast in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, trek along Wawona Meadow, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

1
day
Santa Monica

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica custom trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier

2
days
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Monica to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park

few
hours
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pensacola Beach itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Pensacola Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Pensacola Beach is a bit warmer than San Diego - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Navarre Beach

3
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.
National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pensacola Beach to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola Beach to Washington DC is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art

3
days
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Freedom Trail and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Point and Race Point Beach. Step out of Boston to go to Provincetown and see Herring Cove Beach, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square and contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boston itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get slightly colder in Boston: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Provincetown
Highlights from your plan
Long Point
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach

4
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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