22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Crystal River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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 29th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 31st (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans holiday builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

1
night
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pensacola Beach day trip website .

You can drive from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Pensacola Beach, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Fort Pickens Area ©
Fort Pickens Area

1
night
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 3rd (Sat), get your game on at Kartona The Electric Speedway, take a memorable tour with Tours, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Panama City Beach sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

1
night
Crystal River

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Crystal River trip builder .

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Crystal River in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Crystal River can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Crystal River

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and stop by The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Empire State Building, go for a walk through The High Line, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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