15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
4
Memphis
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planner.

Cardiff, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In March, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Cardiff - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. On your second day here, get great views at Grandview Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are colder with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Graceland and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Memphis travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Memphis takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In March, Memphis is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland

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.
On the 19th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, make a trip to French Quarter, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans sightseeing planner.

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Memphis in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Orleans in March: highs in New York City hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough 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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