29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Ellis Island. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder app .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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 23rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Attractions like Discovery Cove and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando vacation maker .

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami online holiday planner .

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln Road, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, shop like a local with Blue Star Contemporary, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio online vacation planner .

You can fly from Miami to San Antonio in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to San Antonio. In September in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll around La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in September, expect San Diego to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at Travel Town, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route builder tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Exploratorium, shop like a local with Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To plan San Francisco vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, get great views at Powell Point, and stroll through Tonto Trail.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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