20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  31​h
1
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Lake George
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, then stop by C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Charlottesville is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Charlottesville reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel route app .

You can fly from Charlottesville to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lake George.

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

1
night
Lake George

Lake George ©
A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, get engrossed in the history at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, look for all kinds of wild species at Prospect Mountain, then do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oscar's Smoke House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Lake George Olive Oil Co., walk around Congress Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Saratoga Race Course.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Lake George trip maker website .

Traveling by car from New York City to Lake George takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Lake George reach 2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs, Oscar's Smoke House
Highlights from your plan
Lake George ©
Lake George
Oscar's Smoke House ©
Oscar's Smoke House
Saratoga Spa State Park ©
Saratoga Spa State Park

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo online road trip planner .

Drive from Lake George to Buffalo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lake George in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Buffalo, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego attractions site .

Fly from Buffalo to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Buffalo to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Buffalo in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Canyons, and then don't miss a visit to Frey House II.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Palm Springs sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Frey House II ©
Frey House II

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Tunnel Log and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in San Francisco. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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