16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You've added Waterfront, Harvard University, Samuel Adams Brewery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, explore the galleries of Buckman Tavern, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Samuel Adams Brewery, and finally wander the streets of Waterfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Saugus Iron Works, take in the architecture and design of Harvard University, then get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk, and finally contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boston travel planning site .

Manchester, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Boston reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Harvard University, Buckman Tavern, Saugus Iron Works
Highlights from your plan
Old State House ©
Old State House
Harvard University ©
Harvard University
Waterfront ©
Waterfront

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then examine the collection at The Breakers, then stop by Newport Jerky Company, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Boston to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Newport Jerky Company ©
Newport Jerky Company

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Jewish Heritage as well as Central Park. On the 6th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, examine the collection at Museum of Jewish Heritage, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, then hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
You've added Cold War Museum, National Mall, White House, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, learn about all things military at Cold War Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, get a sense of history and politics at White House, then stroll around National Mall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Pentagon Memorial. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 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 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Cold War Museum
Highlights from your plan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam, The Forum Shops at Caesars and The Range 702. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, have fun at The Range 702, then browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and then shop like a local with The Strip.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Abyss as well as Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 12th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then take some stellar pictures from The Abyss, and finally examine the collection at Kolb Studio. Keep things going the next day: take in a show at Hopi House and then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've added Disneyland Park, A-List Hollywood Tours, Legends Of Hollywood Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): go sightseeing with A-List Hollywood Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see some familiar sights at Legends Of Hollywood Tours, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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