15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + bus + subway:  11​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at City Lights Booksellers and Ferry Building Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Washington DC trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and subway from Yosemite National Park to Washington DC in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Washington DC hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Central Park, gain a rich perspective with Real New York Tours, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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