13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 9th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Portland in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday maker app .

You can fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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