37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  10 h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 30 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h
11
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Miami, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
13
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
14
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Manchester

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, engage your brain at Museum of Science, wander the streets of Newbury Street, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Boston sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Boston is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in September; daily highs in Boston reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library ©
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rubin Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

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 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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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 7th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
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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 9th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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.
Appreciate the collections at Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and finally contemplate the long history of Angels Flight Railway.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Annenberg Community Beach House are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, shop like a local with The Grove, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planning website.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 22nd (Wed), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to South Lake Tahoe in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 4°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 26th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Anatolian Silver, and finally visit Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, then take a stroll through Royal Street, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to New Orleans in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from South Lake Tahoe to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln Road and Lock & Load Museum. You'll explore and learn at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Wynwood Walls. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, make a trip to Collins Avenue, visit Miracle Mile, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miami trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Miracle Mile
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The National Atomic Testing Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Strip. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, then examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Miami to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Las Vegas. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Relax by the water at Bahia Honda State Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, admire the masterpieces at The Studios of Key West, and don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Key West in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Key West. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 29°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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