17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
+3
bus + Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Glasgow

3
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, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planning tool .

Glasgow, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Glasgow to Washington DC. While traveling from Glasgow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

4
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, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chicago vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, Chicago is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Book Passage, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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