29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Lawrence
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester


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4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Visit Fort Adams State Park and Ocean Drive Historic District for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and Ogunquit Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Newport (The Breakers & The Elms), Portsmouth (Strawbery Banke Museum, St. John's Episcopal Church, & more) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site and stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Boston travel itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Boston hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport, Portsmouth, Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

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.
Visit Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Met Cloisters. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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5
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.
Popular historic sites such as James Madison's Montpelier and Eisenhower National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Fort McHenry National Monument (in Baltimore), Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, and explore and take pictures at National Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lawrence.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Alexandria, James Madison's Montpelier, Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

1
night
Lawrence

Lawrence ©
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): do a tasting at Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka, and then steep yourself in history at Old West Lawrence.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lawrence trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Washington DC to Lawrence. Traveling from Washington DC to Lawrence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lawrence when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Lawrence

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, First Presbyterian Church Topeka
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First Presbyterian Church Topeka ©
First Presbyterian Church Topeka
Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery ©
Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lawrence to Death Valley National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Lawrence to Death Valley National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lawrence in October; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rim Trail and Desert View Watchtower. On the 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
day
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.
On the 12th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Simeon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in San Simeon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then wander the streets of Twin Peaks.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, take a peaceful walk through Petrified Tree, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Petrified Tree ©
Petrified Tree

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