24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  23​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

2
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.
For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC attractions website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage for their historical value. The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Nashville in 4.5 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 May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

2
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 12th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rim Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

9
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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Old Mission Santa Barbara (in Santa Barbara), Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, steep yourself in history at Avila Adobe, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Old Mission Santa Barbara, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Hollyhock House ©
Hollyhock House

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