23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
car:  4​h
Cincinnati
— 7 nights
bus + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
London

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Sachs Covered Bridge, Eisenhower National Historic Site, & more) and Annapolis Historic District (in Annapolis). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, and appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Annapolis Historic District, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site

6
days
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great American Ball Park and Clifty Falls State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural (in Portsmouth), Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) and Jeremiah Sullivan House (in Madison). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Kings Island. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, stroll through Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, look for gifts at Jungle Jim's International Market, and examine the collection at American Sign Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to Cincinnati by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Cincinnati when traveling from Washington DC in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Cincinnati

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madison, Dayton, Kings Island, Portsmouth Floodwall Mural
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Great American Ball Park ©
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3
days
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway and The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, get great views at Gates Pass, and admire the natural beauty at Tucson Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tucson trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Cincinnati to Tucson in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Tucson. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in July, with highs in Tucson at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass

2
days
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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and then cruise along East Rim Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Navajo Point and then get great views at Yaki Point.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Tucson in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo Safari Park and then admire all the interesting features of Petco Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Petco Park ©
Petco Park
Botanical Building and Lily Pond ©
Botanical Building and Lily Pond

2
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum and then wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District. On the next day, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Diego to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Annapolis Historic District
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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