18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Golden Gate Park and Castello di Amorosa. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Washington Square, get curious at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip website .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then stroll through Asilomar State Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey route maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and stroll through Santa Monica State Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in May, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Heisler Park, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Valley of Fire State Park. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, and have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Tours

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Off-Road Tours
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Food Tours

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