21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester


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2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip website .

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. In March, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Colton Hall Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Monterey sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Colton Hall Museum ©
Colton Hall Museum

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 5th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, then look for gifts at Cambria Nursery & Florist, then hike along Bluff Trail, and finally take a leisurely stroll along San Simeon Pier. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Simeon road trip planning website .

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in March: highs in San Simeon hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Lone Pine.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

1
night
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Mount Whitney Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, and then trek along Horseshoe Meadow Trail. On the next day, hike along John Muir Trail, trek along Mt. Whitney, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Inyo National Forest.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lone Pine trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Lone Pine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lone Pine, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

California, Mt. Whitney
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Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Inyo National Forest ©
Inyo National Forest

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Badwater Basin and Dante's View. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Lone Pine to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Lone Pine in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Mob Museum and Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Helicopter Tours). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and go for a walk through The High Line.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect nights in New York City to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) 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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