19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly + bus:  20​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h 45​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip site .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to New York City is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April; daily highs in New York City reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 19th (Fri), stop by Book Plate, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, then shop like a local with Maryland Federation of Art, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer's Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Fell's Point, take in the exciting artwork at Loring Cornish Gallery, then appreciate the history behind Fort McHenry National Monument, and finally pick up some local products at Diehl's Produce Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Baltimore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Baltimore hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Annapolis, Book Plate, Diehl's Produce Market
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Newseum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey planning website .

Take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Washington DC sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop and Agave Gallery Fine Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of the Pacific War and Texcetera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries (in Johnson City) and Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc. (in Kerrville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, do a tasting at William Chris Vineyards, and take in the exciting artwork at Good Art Company Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Fredericksburg takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in Fredericksburg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Johnson City, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., William Chris Vineyards, Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards ©
Grape Creek Vineyards
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Fredericksburg to Yosemite National Park in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 28th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, then look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carmel tour builder site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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 Twin Peaks. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Amorosa and Fisherman's Wharf. Change things up with a short trip to Modus Operandi Cellars in St. Helena (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Union Square, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf