20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Boston
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

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.
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boston itinerary planner.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Boston: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planner.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC attractions site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with National Center for Civil and Human Rights, put a fun spin on your tour with The Escape Game Atlanta, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Miami to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Miami in August, Atlanta is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planning app.

Getting from Atlanta to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Atlanta in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 28th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect colder with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Olympic National Park to see Hood Canal about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.