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:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Wichita
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​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.
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to The Embarcadero and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder tool .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-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. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Craft & Folk Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Phoenix online road trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Phoenix is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in January since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
day
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Great Plains Nature Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wichita online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Phoenix to Wichita in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in January, things will get much colder in Wichita: highs are around 9°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Wichita

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Plains Nature Center ©
Great Plains Nature Center

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then take in the history at Mission San Juan, then hike along The San Antonio River Walk, and finally contemplate the long history of The Alamo. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, take a stroll through Southtown, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Denman Estate Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio visit planner .

Getting from Wichita to San Antonio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Wichita - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Antonio in January, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Orleans in January, with highs in Chicago at 0°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, New York City is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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