19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
2
Topeka
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Atlanta
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Columbus
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
The Getty Center and California Science Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and then wander the wide-open spaces of Iwig Dairy Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery, then don't miss a visit to Massachusetts Street, and then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Topeka trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Los Angeles to Topeka takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Topeka. In August, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Topeka

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Massachusetts Street, Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard ©
Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard

1
day
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fire Station No. 6 and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta road trip website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Topeka to Atlanta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Fire Station No. 6 ©
Fire Station No. 6

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip site .

You can fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church are in your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Columbus Axe Throwing, and then steep yourself in history at German Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Ohio Craft Museum, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Columbus travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Columbus takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, Columbus is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games

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