13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Bristol
Fly:  34​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + shuttle + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
Bristol

3
days
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 17th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Bristol, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bristol to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Bristol in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to General Sherman Tree and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest Museum Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Chicago by combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

2
days
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Lincoln Road. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami: Machine Gun Experience & Range, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally contemplate the long history of Freedom Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Miami to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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