37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then hike along Forest Park, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning website .

Manchester, UK to Portland is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Portland, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get a bit warmer in Portland: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Troutdale, Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Presidio of San Francisco and Grace Cathedral. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll through Marina Green, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the views from Pohono Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and French Quarter. Visiting Audubon Zoo and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for much hotter nights in New Orleans, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Hampson Museum State Park, admire the majestic nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Memphis holiday app .

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Memphis, with highs around 31°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hampson Museum State Park, Parkin Archeological State Park
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Get in touch with nature at Stones River Greenway and Radnor Lake State Park. There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, stroll through Centennial Park, immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville holiday planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stones River Greenway, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On the next day, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Buffalo trip tool .

You can fly from Nashville to Buffalo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Buffalo is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in May, things will get a bit cooler in Buffalo: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hudson River Greenway. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, grab your bike and head to Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate the long history of New York City Hall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Auburn Cemetery and Orchard House. Get in touch with nature at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park and Cliff Walk. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Concord to see Walden Pond State Reservation about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, make a trip to Louisburg Square, and buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boston trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, Boston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Concord, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cliff Walk
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Orchard House ©
Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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