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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation builder.

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 81°F and lows at 62°F. You will leave for Niagara Falls on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip generator.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for much colder days in Niagara Falls, with highs around 59°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

5
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 68°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

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

4
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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

3
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at The Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 82°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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