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
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle visit planner .

Cardiff, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Cardiff, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planning site .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

1
night
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 4th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning website .

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Start your trip to Orlando by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from San Francisco to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Washington DC is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

4
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at The Morgan Library & Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

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

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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