16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+3
subway + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

3
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Glasgow, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glasgow in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally get great views at Washburn Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 13°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, make a trip to Millennium Park, and shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago attractions planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit warmer, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In March, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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