20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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, make a trip to Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in New York City

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

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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, admire all the interesting features of Cornell University, and then admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen travel planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Watkins Glen in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Watkins Glen to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ithaca, Taughannock Falls State Park, Corning Museum of Glass
Highlights from your plan
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then try your luck at Hamburg Gaming. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls journey builder app .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games Casinos Nature

Side Trips

Hamburg Gaming, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Seneca Niagara Casino
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then stroll through Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Chicago are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Team vs Time ©
Team vs Time
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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 20th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around -5°C and lows about -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser

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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 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Lombard Street, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a memorable ride with Cable Cars. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, take a stroll through Union Square, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel route planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in January, Las Vegas is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the next day, discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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