20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pottstown
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: El Cajon

4
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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, go for a walk through The High Line, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner.

Pottstown to New York City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pottstown in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, look for gifts at Barneys New York, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 94°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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