25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Page
— 1 night
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
11
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Glasgow

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Sulphur Creek Nature Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bolinas Lagoon and then identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Glasgow, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and subway. Traveling from Glasgow to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sulphur Creek Nature Center, Bolinas Lagoon, Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Sulphur Creek Nature Center ©
Sulphur Creek Nature Center

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally take a leisurely stroll along San Simeon Pier.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and then shop like a local with The Strip. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from San Simeon in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Little Finland
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Titanic ©
Titanic
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Northern Arizona University. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff visit app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get much colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arizona Copper Art Museum, Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town, Palatki Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona
Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town ©

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Page trip planner .

Drive from Flagstaff to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in July: highs in Page hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Powell Museum ©
Powell Museum
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of El Santuario de Chimayo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings and then engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner .

You can fly from Page to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bradbury Science Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo, Puye Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at American Banjo Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Martin Park Nature Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City online tour planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Oklahoma City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
American Banjo Museum ©
American Banjo Museum

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 17th (Tue), examine the collection at Titanic Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and then learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Celebrity Car Museum and then take in the history at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Branson day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Branson takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in July: highs in Branson hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, then take an in-depth tour of Missouri Civil War Museum, then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch, then examine the collection at City Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip maker .

You can drive from Branson to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City 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 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally trek along Cowles Bog. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Oak Nature Center and then identify plant and animal life at Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner .

Fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Cowles Bog, Red Oak Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center
Willowbrook Wildlife Center ©
Willowbrook Wildlife Center

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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.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Orange County Arboretum (in Montgomery), Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Island Beach State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation, Island Beach State Park, Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, Orange County Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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