16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Burbank
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then stroll through Cooks Meadow Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park attractions planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Burbank.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Burbank

— 2 nights

Media Capital of the World

Just a short drive from Hollywood and home to several entertainment companies, Burbank is saturated with connections to the media.
On the 30th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Burbank trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Burbank takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Burbank, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Anaheim.

Things to do in Burbank

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

You can drive from Burbank to Anaheim in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Anaheim in August, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip site.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.