20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip tool .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Santa Monica Pier and Avila Adobe will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online route planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Honolulu in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Get a sense of the local culture at Millennium Park and Pleasant Home. There's much more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, examine the collection at The Field Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Milton Lee Olive Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and National Mall. National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online tour planner .

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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