18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  11​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Houston
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + subway:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Manchester

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, stroll through The High Line, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip site .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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 ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
day
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Wall.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Houston attractions planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Houston is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Houston hover around 39°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Holocaust Museum Houston ©
Holocaust Museum Houston
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
days
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at George W. Bush Presidential Center, and then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Houston to Dallas by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

2
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum. On the next day, stroll through Sunset Cliffs and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip planner .

Fly from Dallas to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, Santa Monica is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library ©
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and subway from Santa Monica to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Santa Monica in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 16°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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