17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Miami
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Miami
— 1 night
Fly
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Orlando
— 1 night
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Nottingham

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Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami driving holiday planner.

Nottingham, UK to Miami is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Nottingham to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nottingham in September, expect Miami to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 6th (Tue), hunt for treasures at East End Market, then admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and then browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip site.

Getting from Miami to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Orlando, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Orlando, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 8th (Thu), shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass, and finally take a memorable excursion with Estes Park Guided Tours. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Inlet Trail, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then view the masterpieces at Art Center of Estes Park Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Estes Park online holiday planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Estes Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Estes Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Estes Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, walk around Mariposa Grove, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (27°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.