16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Manchester
Fly + tram + bus:  11​h 30​min
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Manchester

2
days
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, shop like a local with Aventura Mall, and then kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Miami Beach is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Miami Beach. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Miami Beach to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coral Gables, Aventura Mall, Haulover Beach Park
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

1
day
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, stop by De La Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens ©
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Head to Fifth Avenue and Strand Bookstorefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Key West in September, with highs in New York City at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Old Stone House, and get a sense of history and politics at The White House.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip maker website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at China Beach and Point Isabel. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Point Isabel
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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