15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
Manchester

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip app .

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manchester in September, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 29°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum
The Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday builder website .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
days
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll explore and learn at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Powell's City of Books. Change things up with a short trip to Icefire Glassworks in Cannon Beach (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden and hunt for treasures at Portland Saturday Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip builder website .

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lake Oswego Farmers' Market, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Icefire Glassworks
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Head to Pike Place Market and The Elliott Bay Book Companyfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Mukilteo to see Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Seattle hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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