29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  11​h
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
Manchester

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 The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. March in New York City sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

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

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.
On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Jackson Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Royal Street, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Orleans holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and then make a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Diego takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in March since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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.
Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 28th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 16°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some cultural insight at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Canals Walkway. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles custom trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Getty Center The Publications

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan
Tioga Pass

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Popular historic sites such as Twin Peaks and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Nob Hill, and do a tasting at Press Club.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks

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