18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+3
train + foot + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
End: Bristol

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at New York Public Library. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planner .

Bristol, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
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.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then tee off at Lincoln Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
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.
On the 15th (Mon), browse the different shops at The Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stop by Amoeba Music. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail and then stroll through Rialto Beach.

Before you visit Olympic National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle attractions planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in June, with highs in Seattle at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, trek along Artist Point, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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