23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

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
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia visit planner .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Cloud Gate, and finally walk around Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in February; daily highs in Chicago reach 2°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

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

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.
On the 14th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: walk around New Orleans City Park, make a trip to French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder website .

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in February: highs in New Orleans hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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