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
— 2 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Times Square and then examine the collection at New York Public Library. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City planning app .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

1
night
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 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, look for gifts at Barneys New York, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Taft Point and Glacier Point. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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 23rd (Wed): engage your brain at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then tee off at Lincoln Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation 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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Seattle is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Lower Geyser Basin and Old Faithful. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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