39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Olympic Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Mobile
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
15
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
16
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
17
New York City
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Brackett's Landing South and then head off the coast to Picnic Point Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip tool .

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in June, with highs in Seattle at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Edmonds, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Picnic Point Park ©
Picnic Point Park
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Brackett's Landing South ©
Brackett's Landing South

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Willamette National Forest and Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Visiting Little Zigzag Falls and Wildwood Recreation Site will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Table Rock Wilderness in Molalla (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and get a dose of the wild on HOOK'EM UP Guide Service.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Little Zigzag Falls, Willamette National Forest, Wildwood Recreation Site, Table Rock Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls
Willamette National Forest ©
Willamette National Forest
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site

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nights
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.
On the 28th (Fri), push the limits with an extreme tour, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass, then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, and finally try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Portland to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Portland in June, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 46°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass
Helicopter Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for much colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
day
Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Olympic Valley road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Olympic Valley with the Route module. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect much colder with lows of 5°C in Olympic Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe, Truckee River Bike Trail, Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, and then kick back and relax at Nevada Beach Campground. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, then steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe travel planner .

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Olympic Valley in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nevada Beach Campground
Highlights from your plan
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground

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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 Bodega Dunes and Fort Funston National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Mori Point. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Tomales Bay State Park (in Inverness). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tomales Bay State Park, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Mori Point, Bodega Dunes, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spur Cross Ranch. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Dwarf Car Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Phoenix using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Phoenix at 48°C and lows at 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dwarf Car Museum, Spur Cross Ranch, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Spur Cross Ranch ©
Spur Cross Ranch
Dwarf Car Museum ©
Dwarf Car Museum

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nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of International Folk Art and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Bandelier National Monument and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Venture out of the city with trips to Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs) and Loretto Chapel (in Santa Fe). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town and look for all kinds of wild species at Cibola National Forest.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Albuquerque to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and then grab your bike and head to McKinney Roughs Nature Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Jacob's Well Natural Area, identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve, and then grab your bike and head to Brushy Creek Lake Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Austin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Austin. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in July: high temperatures in Austin hover around 43°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Brushy Creek Lake Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve, McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Jacob's Well Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area
McKinney Roughs Nature Park ©
McKinney Roughs Nature Park

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nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the Pacific War and Lost Maples Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Wildseed Farms and Old Tunnel State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville), Hill Country Arts Foundation (in Ingram) and Fredericksburg (Agave Gallery Fine Art, Pioneer Museum Complex, & more). It doesn't end there: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Lost Maples Winery, The Museum of Western Art, Hill Country Arts Foundation
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Ellis County Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then learn about winemaking at Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dallas visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Ellis County Museum, Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard ©
Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, then shop like a local with Royal Street, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally wander the streets of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

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nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alligator Alley. Visit Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Malbis Memorial Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: National Naval Aviation Museum (in Pensacola) and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary (in Dauphin Island). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mobile attractions planner .

Drive from New Orleans to Mobile in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Mobile are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Mobile

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alligator Alley, Dolphin & Whale Watching, National Naval Aviation Museum, Malbis Memorial Church, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reynolds Nature Preserve. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stone Mountain Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arabia Mountain.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Atlanta online vacation planner .

Fly from Mobile to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mobile to Atlanta. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Arabia Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, Reynolds Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Arabia Mountain
Arabia Mountain
Reynolds Nature Preserve ©
Reynolds Nature Preserve

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Arlington National Cemetery. National Gallery of Art and Newseum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Town, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, then explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and then examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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