20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
air:  20​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Chennai

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponquogue Beach and Bushkill Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Hampton Bays (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

Chennai (Madras), India to New York City is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushkill Falls, Ponquogue Beach
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Food Tours

1
night
Niagara Falls

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Niagara Falls to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 31st (Thu), appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial, wander the streets of Beacon Hill, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boston holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
New England Holocaust Memorial ©
New England Holocaust Memorial
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner.

Getting from Boston to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Huntington Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skyline Drive and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at The White House, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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