18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Madison
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Nottingham


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3
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 New York Public Library and The Met Cloisters. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary builder .

Nottingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Nottingham in June, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Madison.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

1
night
Madison

Madison ©
Madison is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Imagine That! Children's Museum, identify plant and animal life at Watchung Reservation, then trek along Trailside Nature & Science Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Redtail Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madison trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from New York City to Madison takes an hour. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madison, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mountainside, Imagine That! Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trailside Nature & Science Center ©
Watchung Reservation ©
Watchung Reservation

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get in touch with nature at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands and Wakodahatchee Wetlands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hollywood Beach and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Venture out of the city with trips to DSW Shoe Warehouse (in Aventura) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miami online itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madison to Miami. Traveling from Madison in June, expect Miami to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

DSW Shoe Warehouse, Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, Sawgrass Mills, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands ©

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Artists Dr and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

Discover how to plan a Death Valley National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miami to Death Valley National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Death Valley National Park. While traveling from Miami, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel vacation planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and Alcatraz Island will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: stop by Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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