15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Alamogordo
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Manchester

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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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then look for gifts at The Christmas Haus, and finally take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg day trip planner.

Drive from New York City to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Gettysburg, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Christmas Haus
Highlights from your plan
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©

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.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, steep yourself in history at George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC attractions planning site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Earth Odyssey, take a stroll through Royal Street, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alamogordo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Earth Odyssey ©
Earth Odyssey
Garden District ©
Garden District

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day
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, then stop by Off the Beaten Path, then learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alamogordo road trip site .

Getting from New Orleans to Alamogordo by combination of flight and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Alamogordo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Alamogordo to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

White Sands National Monument, Off the Beaten Path
Highlights from your plan
Off the Beaten Path ©
Off the Beaten Path
Tularosa Basin Museum of History ©
Tularosa Basin Museum of History

1
night
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 14th (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at 203 Fine Art, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: stop by Twirl, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally hike along Goose Lake Trail.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Taos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Alamogordo in July, things will get a bit cooler in Taos: highs are around 33°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Red River
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Keshi, then take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally view the masterpieces at Traveler's Market.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planning website .

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Keshi ©
Keshi

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, and then don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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day
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 20th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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