20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  12​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Milan

4
days
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City online itinerary planner .

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in New York City. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
days
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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The White House ©
The White House

2
days
Orlando

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

2
days
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 11th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Chicago is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

3
days
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, wander the streets of The Strip, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

3
days
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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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