18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14 h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  6 h 45 min
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Manchester

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

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Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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 16th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Wreck Room, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and finally browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation planning website.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In May, Washington DC is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City route maker app.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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