15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Calgary
Fly:  5​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
Calgary

2
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle tour itinerary app .

Calgary, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in May, with highs in Seattle at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Musee Mecanique
Musee Mecanique
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum

3
days
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.
National Air and Space Museum and National Archives Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at The White House, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In May, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
days
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art

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