21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Madrid
Fly + bus:  12​h
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Madrid

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Ponquogue Beach and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, stroll through The High Line, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Federal Hall.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder.

Madrid, Spain to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Madrid to New York City. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Ponquogue Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ponquogue Beach

4
days
Orlando

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando travel planner.

Getting from New York City to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
days
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Kids will enjoy Mission Beach Park and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Orlando to San Diego in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

1
day
Kailua-Kona

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
On the 24th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee and then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona vacation builder.

You can fly from San Diego to Kailua-Kona in 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 35°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kahaluu Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Mauna Kea Beach
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Family-friendly places like Fort Funston National Park and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park

2
days
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 (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach

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