20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Glasgow

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 16th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Lombard Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online route planner .

Glasgow, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
On the 24th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Phoenix road trip app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. In May, Phoenix is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

1
night
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 28th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then take a stroll through Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip planning website .

Fly from Phoenix to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

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

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) 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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