20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City


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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. January in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 24th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver travel planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Denver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Denver. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Denver reach 7°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

Plan my day in Dallas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Denver to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in January, with highs in Dallas at 16°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cistercian Abbey, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 1st (Sat), stop by Faulkner House Books, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally take a stroll through Garden District. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Graceland, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Beale Street, stop by Memphis Music, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Memphis when traveling from New Orleans in February, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in February, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 2°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in February, with highs in New York City at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

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