27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Philadelphia, Train to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Capitol Hill for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online tour itinerary maker.

Manchester, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

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 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip planning website.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Popular historic sites such as Denver Union Station and 16th Street Mall are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Littleton (Roxborough State Park & Living The Dream Brewing Company) and Odell Brewing Company (in Fort Collins). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Denver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, Denver is colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park planning site.

You can fly from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 30th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at California State Capitol Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Lodi Lake Park and then learn about winemaking at Macchia Wines.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Sacramento takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Sacramento reach 31°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, and then stroll through Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online travel planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, and then explore the world behind art at The Broad. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles and then identify plant and animal life at Running Horse Ranch.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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 5th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in San Diego, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, then examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, then get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in November, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.