22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planning app .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at White House, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. On the next day, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chicago travel route planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 9th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then make a trip to Graceland.

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Fly from Chicago to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Memphis is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland

1
night
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

Plan a Nashville trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Room Escape Games

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the history at Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio tour itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Nashville to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nashville in August; daily highs in San Antonio reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker site .

You can fly from San Antonio to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to San Diego. When traveling from San Antonio in August, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in San Francisco are much colder (26°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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