13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Houston
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
7
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Glasgow

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online visit planner .

Glasgow, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glasgow in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 25th (Sun), get your game on at The Escape Game Houston.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Houston by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Houston reach 41°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Houston

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston

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day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago sightseeing planner.

Getting from Houston to Chicago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Houston in August, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chicago

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and then stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour itinerary site .

Getting from Chicago to Philadelphia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial and then admire all the interesting features of Central Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

Plan a New York City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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