17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Salem
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Dallas
— 1 day
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
6
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Reno
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
8
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): snap pictures at North Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salem Witch Trials Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Salem is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Salem: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gloucester, North Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

1
day
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 25th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas online visit planner .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Salem to Dallas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salem in July; daily highs in Dallas reach 41°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, relax in the rural setting at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Fredericksburg is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip maker tool .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, then get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo trip planner .

You can fly from Austin to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in August: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 37°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire all the interesting features of University of Nevada, Reno, then enjoy some diversion at Reno Guns & Range, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Reno road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Amarillo to Reno takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Amarillo to Reno, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Reno when traveling from Amarillo in August, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Reno Guns & Range ©
Reno Guns & Range
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
University of Nevada, Reno ©
University of Nevada, Reno

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland attractions planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Reno to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Reno in August, plan for little chillier days in Portland, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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