20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Minneapolis
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
5
Philadelphia
— 1 day
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
7
Orlando
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h
9
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Minneapolis City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Minneapolis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Minneapolis is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Minneapolis at 7°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Nature Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 24th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then make a trip to Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip website .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in November; daily highs in Chicago reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City online day trip planner .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in November, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

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
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner .

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route builder .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip app .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Orlando takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orlando

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

1
night
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Atlanta driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Atlanta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Atlanta is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Garden District. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then make a trip to French Quarter, and then stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Atlanta in December since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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