20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg


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1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 31st (Sun), make a trip to Book Passage, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then make a trip to Lombard Street, then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in March, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in April, with highs in Las Vegas at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Orlando Resort, Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find out how to plan a trip to Orlando, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Las Vegas to Orlando in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Orlando when traveling from Las Vegas in April, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville day trip website .

Drive from Orlando to Nashville in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in April: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Parks Tours

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then examine the collection at The Field Museum, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planning app .

Fly from Nashville to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in April: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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

3
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 museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC route maker .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read New York City online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

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