36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
10
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Manchester

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then walk around Millennium Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago driving holiday planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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.
On the 4th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Shopping Casinos
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, cruise along Tioga Pass, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, admire the striking features of San Francisco City Hall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from San Francisco in August, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, stroll through Grinnell Glacier, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

Find out how to plan Glacier National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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nights
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 27th (Fri): make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, thendon't miss a visit to Space Needle, thenexplore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, thenadmire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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