17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Cape Canaveral
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and The Getty Center. Santa Monica Pier and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation maker .

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. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glasgow in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Glenwood Cemetery and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Texas Prison Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, and explore the world behind art at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Houston. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Houston reach 41°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Texas Prison Museum, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

2
nights
Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral ©
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Seminole Rest and Fort Christmas Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Space Shuttle Atlantis and U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Canaveral: Titusville (Pritchard House, American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame, & more) and White Sands Buddhist Center (in Mims). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at American Police Hall of Fame, stop by Antilles Trading Company, examine the collection at Parker Brothers Concepts, and try your luck at Victory Casino Cruises.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Canaveral holiday planner .

You can fly from Houston to Cape Canaveral in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Cape Canaveral, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Canaveral, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Titusville, Parker Brothers Concepts, Fort Christmas Historical Park, Antilles Trading Company, Seminole Rest
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Space Shuttle Atlantis ©
Space Shuttle Atlantis
American Police Hall of Fame ©
American Police Hall of Fame
North Brevard Historical Museum ©
North Brevard Historical Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Manassas National Battlefield Park and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Smithsonian Institution Building and Chatham Manor will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center (in Spotsylvania). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Canaveral to Washington DC takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
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3
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 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial. On the next day, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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