57 days in United States & United Kingdom Itinerary

57 days in United States & United Kingdom Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
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Key West, United States
— 3 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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New York City, United States

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Teaneck Creek Conservancy (in Teaneck) and Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City vacation planner.

Boston to New York City is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Washington DC, United States

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Family Fishing Adventures (in Annapolis) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip builder.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Key West, United States

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Art On Duval Key West. Truman Little White House and Key West Shipwreck Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Key West online trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Key West hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Chicago, United States

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll around Millennium Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago route maker.

You can fly from Key West to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Key West in October, with highs in Chicago at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Fort Yellowstone Historic District and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour builder app.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (9°C), and nights are cooler (-4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles, United States

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Pier and Avila Adobe will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Paley Center for Media. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Dana Point and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, walk around Greystone Mansion and Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Ansel Adams Gallery. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Dome, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle, United States

— 1 night

Emerald City

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 29th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

London, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), All Saints Parish Church (in High Wycombe) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the London vacation maker website.

You can fly from Seattle to London in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bath, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stonehenge and Wells Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at The Roman Baths and Longleat. Change things up with a short trip to Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, get outside with West of England Falconry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church, and view the masterpieces at Emma Rose Art Works.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Visit Sudeley Castle and Gloucester Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at Cotswold Motoring Museum and Nature in Art capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Gloucester to Slimbridge to see WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre about 32 minutes away.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gloucester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Inverness.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Get some historical perspective at Urquhart Castle and Cawdor Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig) and Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, and see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inverness online holiday builder.

Getting from Gloucester to Inverness by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gloucester in November, plan for little chillier nights in Inverness, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Royal Yacht Britannia and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Strathblane Falconry in Strathblane--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, stop by Edinburgh Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and contemplate the long history of St Anthony's Chapel.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online journey planner.

Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.