36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Manchester


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1
night
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 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Helicopter Tours (in Lihue) and Poipu (Spouting Horn & Poipu Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and hike along Kalalau Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Hanalei takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Hanalei is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Hanalei at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu, Helicopter Tours, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Cliff Palace and Long House will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and Bluff Fort Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mesa Verde National Park: Aztec Ruins National Monument (in Aztec), The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores) and Hovenweep National Monument (in Cortez). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and trek along Petroglyph Point Hike.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Mesa Verde National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hanalei to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanalei in September, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be cooler, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Aztec Ruins National Monument, Bluff Fort Historic Site, Hovenweep National Monument, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Denver

Denver
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.
For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Traverse City on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Popular historic sites such as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Fayette Historic State Park are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Front Street and Point Betsie Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Michigan Beach Park (in Empire), Fishtown (in Leland) and Michigan Beach Park (in Charlevoix). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Elberta Beach and contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Traverse City trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Traverse City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Traverse City is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in September: highs in Traverse City hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Empire, Garden, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Michigan Beach Park, Elberta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip builder website .

Fly from Traverse City to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Traverse City in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bonaventure Cemetery and Savannah Historic District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Pulaski National Monument and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Coligny Beach (in Hilton Head). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, make a trip to River Street Savannah, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Savannah visit planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to The Turtle Hospital and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Peppers of Key West.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Savannah to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Savannah in September, with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Turtle Hospital
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in September, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Whaling Museum. Visit Great Point Light and Altar Rock for their historical value. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cisco Beach, kick back and relax at Madaket Beach, don't miss a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse, and take an in-depth tour of Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nantucket takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get slightly colder in Nantucket: highs are around 25°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Ship Harbor Nature Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shore Path and Little Hunters Beach. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

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Getting from Nantucket to Bar Harbor by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, Bar Harbor is a bit cooler than Nantucket - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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