18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+4
Train + Foot + Subway + Train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Nashville
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Tupelo
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  15​h 45​min
End: Nottingham

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Nottingham, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nottingham to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. In July, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Nottingham - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to H. L. Hunley and then take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charleston visit website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks

Side Trip

H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Battery & White Point Gardens ©
Battery & White Point Gardens
H. L. Hunley ©
H. L. Hunley

few
hours
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in July, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours

1
night
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Tombigbee State Park, then see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum, and then look for gifts at Tupelo Hardware Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tupelo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Tupelo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tupelo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tombigbee State Park ©
Tombigbee State Park
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Tupelo Hardware Company ©
Tupelo Hardware Company

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis travel route planner.

You can drive from Tupelo to Memphis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Memphis to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Memphis in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online route planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Morro Strand State Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay trip builder app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz online vacation planner .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Cruz in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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