20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in New Orleans to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Royal Palms State Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Kawaiahao Church. You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Kawaiahao Church
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point, and take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in March, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurum Geyser and Elephant Back Mountain. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park visit website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 2°C and -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

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