20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  22​h
London

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Gateway National Recreation and Teatown Lake Reservation. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, stroll through Central Park Zoo, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

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London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Teatown Lake Reservation, Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), examine the collection at National Archives Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 1st (Fri), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, and then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

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You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans. Expect much hotter evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Washington DC in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Faulkner House Books
Faulkner House Books

2
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, and then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin travel planner

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Austin, with highs around 21°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner

Getting from Austin to San Francisco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Francisco. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Glacier Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and trek along May Lake Trailhead.

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Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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