18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
Covington
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 28th (Thu), take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago. Traveling from London in February, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Covington.

Things to do in Chicago

#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

1
night
Covington

Covington ©
Covington is a city and the county seat of Newton County, Georgia, located 35 miles east of Atlanta. On the 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Covington online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Chicago to Covington with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Covington is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get a bit warmer in Covington: highs are around 18°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Covington

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastery of the Holy Spirit
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Monastery of the Holy Spirit ©
Monastery of the Holy Spirit

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Covington to New Orleans. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Covington in March since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Hermann Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Houston vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Austin travel planner .

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Austin

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path, then experience rural life at McGinn's PistachioLand, and then appreciate the history behind White Sands National Monument. On your second day here, examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History and then delve into the distant past at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo day trip app .

Getting from Austin to Alamogordo by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Alamogordo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Alamogordo, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Alamogordo

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Off the Beaten Path, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
McGinn's PistachioLand ©
McGinn's PistachioLand

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night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, get great views at Lookout Studio, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Getting from Alamogordo to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Alamogordo in March, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Shopping, #Museums, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at The Grove and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 27°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Funston National Park and Twin Peaks. Head to Union Square and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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