20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Austin
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot:  8​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore Austin's surroundings by going to San Antonio (The Alamo, The San Antonio River Walk, & more) and Fredericksburg (Charles Beckendorf Gallery & National Museum of the Pacific War). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Austin vacation trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Austin is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central Standard Time is minus 13 hours. In October, daytime highs in Austin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll through Tom McCall Waterfront Park, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, then stroll through Laurelhurst Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland custom trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in October, with highs in Portland at 22°C and lows at 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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 Chrysler Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Portland to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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