15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Edinburgh

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City vacation maker app .

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip app .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Graceland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and then stop by Lansky.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Memphis itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Memphis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Lansky ©
Lansky

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of Garden District, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
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 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New Orleans to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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 1st (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally walk around Millennium Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Chicago is much warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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