37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Bristol
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + tram + bus:  4​h 30​min
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly + train:  12​h
Bristol

5
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Mandalay Bay, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, and catch a live performance at MGM Grand.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Bristol, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Bristol to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bristol in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and China Beach for some beach relaxation. Exploratorium and de Young Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Gracianna Winery
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Getty Center The Publications and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and stroll through Santa Monica Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at French Quarter and The National WWII Museum. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Cabildo will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Garden District, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans custom trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to New Orleans by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Deco Historic District and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Haulover Beach Park and Matheson Hammock Park. Get out of town with these interesting Miami Beach side-trips: Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, make a trip to Collins Avenue, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and contemplate the long history of The Barnacle Historic State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and bus from New Orleans to Miami Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Miami Beach to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Haulover Beach Park, Las Olas Beach, Hollywood Beach, Matheson Hammock Park
Highlights from your plan
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, and stroll through Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami Beach in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Washington DC, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Get some cultural insight at American Museum of Natural History and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Wall Street, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Jewish Heritage.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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