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:  21​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Baltimore
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. Visit Fire Island National Seashore and 8th Ave Jetty for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary (in Baiting Hollow), Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Garden of Ideas (in Ridgefield). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planner.

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. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 8th Ave Jetty, Fire Island National Seashore, Garden of Ideas
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Inner Harbor, identify plant and animal life at Loch Raven Reservoir, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fell's Point, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Loring Cornish Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baltimore tour itinerary planner .

Getting from New York City to Baltimore by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Baltimore to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Loch Raven Reservoir
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Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
Loch Raven Reservoir ©
Loch Raven Reservoir
Inner Harbor ©
Inner Harbor

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Newseum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Torpedo Factory Art Center
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, explore the world behind art at The Blanton Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Washington DC to Austin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Austin hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Blanton Museum of Art ©
The Blanton Museum of Art

3
nights
San Diego

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Seaport Village. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from Austin to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Austin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Running Horse Ranch and Crystal Cove. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Camarillo (Friends of the Camarillo Library Bookstore & Camarillo Premium Outlets). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Running Horse Ranch, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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